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GCPBA RiverNews - Transcanyon Water Pipeline Shutdown

GCPBA RiverNews - Transcanyon Water Pipeline Shutdown

GCPBA is sending this news release out even though launches that will be affected by the water pipeline shutdown that begins this Sunday would have already launched.

However, since the release includes a note that another shutdown is planned for later this year, we wanted upcoming river trip participants to be aware of the possibility that their plans to refill water jugs at the spigot near the boat beach at Phantom Ranch may be affected.

Grand Canyon National Park Prepares for Multi-Day Shutdown of the Transcanyon Pipeline

Grand Canyon, Ariz.
– Grand Canyon National Park is in the process of replacing a portion of the Transcanyon Pipeline (TCP) at Phantom Ranch. As part of the construction process, the TCP will be turned off to allow crews to connect the new portions of the pipeline to the existing pipeline.

The TCP shutdown will begin on Sunday, October 18 and is anticipated to last through the end of the week. For safety purposes, crews must also turn off the power to Phantom Ranch on Monday, October 19.

Phantom Ranch will begin water conservation measures Sunday, October 18 that will last the duration of the project, but drinking water will continue to be available. Drinking water will be unavailable at Bright Angel and Cottonwood campgrounds, Roaring Springs, and Manzanita Rest Area (formerly Pumphouse Residence) during the shutdown. Day hikers and backpackers should be prepared to carry all drinking water or be able to treat creek water for drinking.

Grand Canyon National Park has a large and complex water utility system that provides water to close to 5 million annual visitors in addition to about 2,500 residents that live within the park. Visitors and residents on the South and North rims will still have access to water during the planned TCP shutdown via a water storage system. However, during the shutdown visitors and residents are encouraged to practice basic water conservation measures.

Water conservation can be as simple as turning off the water while you brush your teeth or shave, taking shorter showers, not watering lawns or washing cars, and filling the sink with water while washing dishes.

Because of the complexity of the TCP replacement project, at least one more multi-day TCP shutdown is anticipated this year. At this time, there is no date set for that shutdown.

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