How will this affect your visit?

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16 September, 2022

How will this affect your visit?

Following a major pipeline break, the Grand Canyon has implemented stringent water restrictions. Following a significant pipeline rupture, visitors to dordle Grand Canyon National Park have been warned to limit their water consumption.

Following the discovery of the pipeline break on September 3, the National Park Service initially enforced the statutory need to save water for the park's North and South rims. The South Rim, the most visited region of the park, was subject to extra restrictions on Sunday by the authorities.

The National Park Service said in its original statement that "this is due to decreased water supply as a consequence of a significant pipeline break detected on September 3 in the inner canyon near the North Kaibab Trail." "Water conservation procedures mandate that all park inhabitants, guests, and campsite patrons save and limit water consumption whenever feasible.

Residents and guests are urged to take shorter, five-minute showers, turn off the faucet when shaving or brushing their teeth, "selectively" flush the toilet, only wash complete loads of clothes, and report any leaks. The park staff has been instructed to only offer water upon request and to use disposable utensils and plates in the dining areas.

Additionally, drinking water has been cut off in a number of inner canyon places. Backcountry hikers are advised by the NPS to bring their own water or water purification equipment.

The NPS switched off water spigots at the Mather Campground and the Desert View Campground as part of the enhanced conservation efforts at the South Rim and issued a warning that "visitors and residents may face additional water conservation measures while visiting the park."

The park will remain in conservation mode until park officials fix the breach and the water in storage tanks reaches sustainable levels, the NPS stated.