By The Associated Press
A broken pipeline has been repaired and drinking water is again available at all filling stations within the inner canyon at Grand Canyon National Park.
Two breaks in the park's trans-canyon pipeline were discovered May 25. While the breaks were being repaired, park officials say it wasn't possible to supply potable water to the Roaring Springs and Cottonwood Campground areas along the North Kaibab Trail.
Hikers were told they would need to be prepared to treat or filter creek water in the affected areas.
An additional break in the pipeline on May 31 washed out a 45-foot section of the North Kaibab Trail, necessitating the trail's closure.
The trail closure was lifted Saturday, and the repair of the third break in the pipeline was announced Wednesday by park officials.