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Grand Canyon Lifts Drinking Water Advisory for North Kaibab Trail: All Park Water is Safe for Consumption

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Grand Canyon, AZ – The National Park Service is issuing a drinking water advisory for the following areas along the North Kaibab Trail, Manzanita Rest Area (Roaring Springs) and Cottonwood Campground within the backcountry at Grand Canyon National Park.Because of the detection of fecal indicators (E. coli), day hikers and backpackers should be self-sufficient and be prepared to carry or treat all drinking water. The rest of the park including South Rim Village, Desert View, Indian Garden, Phantom Ranch and North Rim Developed Area is not affected by this advisory and water is safe to drink.

Water at Roaring Springs and Cottonwood should be treated by boiling or filtering it.Water should be boiled for at least three minutes.Information about how to treat water in the backcountry is available on the park's website at http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/safe-water.htm. These processes should be applied to water for any consumptive use including drinking, making ice, preparing food, brushing teeth, and washing dishes.

Visitors and residents within South Rim Village, North Rim Developed Area, Desert View, Indian Garden and Phantom Ranch are not affected by the drinking water advisory. Water available at these locations has been deemed safe for all human and animal consumption. Potable water at Grand Canyon is treated at multiple locations before being distributed for consumption. Grand Canyon treats all potable water beyond State of Arizona and EPA standards for public consumption.

The advisory is precautionary and is not expected to last more than 48 hours. A copy of the advisory is available at http://www.nps.gov/grca/parknews/upload/Boil-Water-Advisory-10-31-2014.pdf
Grand Canyon, AZ – The National Park Service is lifting a drinking water advisory that was issued on Friday, October 31st for the following areas along the North Kaibab Trail, Manzanita Rest Area (Roaring Springs) and Cottonwood Campground within the backcountry at Grand Canyon National Park.Water in the rest of the park including South Rim Village, Desert View, Indian Garden, Phantom Ranch and North Rim Developed Area continues to be safe to drink.

Potable water at Grand Canyon is treated at multiple locations before being distributed for consumption. Grand Canyon treats all potable water beyond State of Arizona and EPA standards for public consumption.

The advisory is being lifted after additional tests returned negative for fecal indicators (E. coli). The National Park Service and Arizona Department of Environmental Quality are confident there is no public health concern. A copy of the all clear notice is available at http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/upload/20141101Lift-Boil-Water-Advisory-Final.pdf.
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