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Feedback wanted for Grand Canyon National Park water system upgrades

By Ignacio Ventura
Published: Friday, June 23, 2023 - 5:37pm

The National Park Service is asking the public for input on proposed improvements to its water system at Grand Canyon National Park. The upgrades would address water supply needs at the North Rim and at canyon sites.

Among the proposed improvements are fixing the waterline, which is susceptible to damage from the weather.

“We get a lot of breaks, especially in the springtime after the weather thaws. and we’re also looking at potentially replacing the waterline and constructing a new water treatment plant on the North Rim as well as additional water tanks," said Lily Daniels, the park’s spokesperson.

Members of the public can comment on the project through the National Park Service planning website until July 5.

Water rushing out of break from the Transcanyon Waterline in 2014
National Park Service
Photograph of water rushing out of the Transcanyon Waterline from a break in the pipe in 2014, along the North Kaibab Trail with the water flowing down into Bright Angel Creek. The water pipeline is buried below the surface of the trail in this area.

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