Drinking water available after Trans-Canyon Pipeline in Grand Canyon breaks, repaired

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — Repairs have been completed on the Trans-Canyon Water Pipeline north of Phantom Ranch in Grand Canyon National Park after a break in the pipeline late Monday resulted in the implementation of water conservation measures for the inner canyon and no water availability at Roaring Springs or Cottonwood.

Crews located the break and began repairs Wednesday, completing the process on Friday.

Hikers should be self-sufficient and prepared to carry or treat all drinking water, according to a statement released by the park Friday. Phantom Ranch is no longer in water conservation mode, and drinking water is again available at Cottonwood Campground, Roaring Springs and Supai Tunnel on the North Kaibab Trail.

Hikers and trail runners are reminded to carry water treatment methods at all times in the inner canyon as the pipeline can break at any time. Water may also need to be shut off periodically during replacement of pipeline near Phantom Ranch.

The North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is currently closed and is scheduled to open for the season on May 15.

Read more: Grand Canyon North Rim opens for 2015 season

All Grand Canyon National Park trails remain open. The National Park Service encourages all hikers to be prepared and to Hike Smart.


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