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News release: Boil Water Advisory for Grand Canyon Hikers and Campers Lifted

August 4, 2017

 Grand Canyon National Park – Grand Canyon National Park lifted a boil water advisory at mid-afternoon Friday, less than 24 hours after it was issued following a water treatment system failure in the Canyon.


There were no reports of illness or injury during the advisory which affected potable water that is available at Indian Garden, and at Mile 1.5 and Mile 3 on the Bright Angel Trail and at Phantom Ranch, Cottonwood and Manzanita campgrounds.


Water supplies on the park’s north and south rims were not affected.


“We’re happy that the drinking water system was repaired so quickly,” said Grand Canyon National Park Deputy Superintendent Brian Drapeaux. “Work crews helicoptered into the Canyon early this morning and fixed the system. The system is self-flushing and the water was back within normal drinking water levels less than two hours after the system was restarted.”