The Transcanyon Waterline, which supplies water to the local community as well as millions of visitors to Grand Canyon National Park, is undergoing a $208 million multiyear repair.
Officials from the National Park Service stated that the park will be able to supply water for at least 50 years. They also plan to repair and upgrade the waterline in the South Rim and inner canyon. This will allow the park to support approximately 6 million visitors annually and 2,500 residents year round.
They stated that work will be done in the coming months to establish infrastructure and staging areas in the Grand Canyon village Area on the South Rim.
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Officials from the Park Service said that there should be no restrictions or closures in this year’s work.
It is expected that the project will be completed by 2027.
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The original construction of the waterline was in the 1960s. It supplies the potable waters to all South Rim and inner canyon facilities.
Officials from the Park Service stated that there have been 85 major waterline breaks since 2010. Each repair can often run more than $25,000