Grand Canyon implements water restrictions in homes, hotels, campgrounds

By Nick Sanchez
Published: Saturday, September 3, 2022 - 5:33pm
Updated: Monday, September 5, 2022 - 8:38am

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Grand Canyon National Park visitors Mather Point
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Grand Canyon National Park visitors at Mather Point in July 2022.

Grand Canyon National Park announced it is re-implementing water conservation measures on the North and South rims.

On Saturday, park officials discovered a new pipeline break in the inner canyon along the North Kaibab trail. They are now requiring park residents and visitors to reduce water usage in homes, hotel rooms and campgrounds.

Drinking water is turned off in four areas of the park including Cottonwood campground, while repairs take place. 

Park officials are urging those visiting over the next several days to bring plenty of drinking water and, potentially, a water treatment system to filter creek water if needed.

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