July 25, 2017
A pipeline break caused the park to levy water conservation measures in 2017.
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Water conservation guidelines in place at the South Rim, Desert View and Hermit's Rest
At Level 2, mandatory measures require that all concessions operations switch to disposable dishes and utensils, alter menus to use less water for food preparation and dish washing, adopt low water use for hotel room cleaning and serve drinking water at restaurants by request only.
Protracted maintenance costs, catastrophic breaks and the reliance of millions on the Trans-Canyon Pipeline for water has made replacing the aging pipeline a top priority of the National Park Service.