Grand Canyon National Park repairs the pipes, lifts water conservation measures
Laundry, camp showers and other services are back to normal at Grand Canyon National Park, which has imposed water conservation measures a number of times this summer.
An aging pipeline from a single spring provides water for the entire park.
That system faced a number of challenges over the summer, which led to water conservation measures. But the pipes have been repaired and restrictions have been lifted. Conservation is always a priority at the Canyon, but park spokeswoman Joelle Baird says it has been a bigger problem than usual this year.
“Yeah, it’s been a pretty dynamic summer of one issue after another whether it’s electrical or the pipeline itself, and we’ve had multiple major breaks in multiple areas, and a very limited crew in water utilities,” Baird said.
The park hopes that another water issue involving rest stops on Bright Angel Trail will be resolved soon.