Repairs to Trans-Canyon Pipeline break to start Sept. 29

Cottonwood Campground and Manzanita Rest Area on the North Kaibab Trail will not have potable water until  repairs to the Trans-Canyon Pipline are complete. Loretta Yerian/WGCN

Cottonwood Campground and Manzanita Rest Area on the North Kaibab Trail will not have potable water until repairs to the Trans-Canyon Pipline are complete. Loretta Yerian/WGCN

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Repairs to a break in the Trans-Canyon Pipeline are scheduled to start Sept. 29.

Water utility staff at Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP) are working to repair the break, located north of Phantom Ranch on the North Kaibab Trail in an area known as The Box.

To make repairs, crews will shut water off at Roaring Springs.

Cottonwood Campground and Manzanita Rest Area (formerly Roaring Springs residence) on the North Kaibab Trail will not have potable water until the repairs are complete.

Phantom Ranch will utilize water storage tanks and will have drinking water available. As always, the National Park Service (NPS) reminds hikers to be self-sufficient and carry all water or have a way to treat creek water. All GCNP trails will remain open.

Pipeline breaks are not uncommon and NPS is usually able to maintain operations without significant disruptions to visitors. More information is available from the park's Backcountry Information Center at (928) 638-7875.

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