Potable water available at all filling stations within Grand Canyon's Inner Canyon

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All of the filling stations within the Inner Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park are back to providing potable water following three recent breaks in the park’s trans-canyon pipeline. By Andrew Michalscheck All of the filling stations within the Inner Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park are back to providing potable water following three recent breaks in the park’s trans-canyon pipeline. By Andrew Michalscheck

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. -- All of the filling stations within the Inner Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park are back to providing potable water.

Water in the area had been restricted following three recent breaks in the park’s trans-canyon pipeline.

The first two breaks were discovered on May 25. While repairs were taking place it was not possible to supply potable water to the Roaring Springs and Cottonwood Campground areas along the North Kaibab Trail.

On May 31, a third break washed out a 45-foot stretch of the North Kaibab Trail, prompting the trail to be closed to through-travel.

A temporary route through the damaged section of the trail was established while repairs on the third break took place.

All repairs to the trans-canyon pipeline have now been completed, and potable water is available in all parts of the park.

For more information about trail conditions and water availability call the park’s Backcountry Information Centers: South Rim 928-638-7875 or North Rim 928-638-7868. You can also visit http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/trail-closures.htm.