Information Release Day: February 1, 2022
Get hold of: Joelle Baird, 928-606-3154
Beginning Feb. 8, 2022, the first period of shorter-expression repairs and upgrades to the Phantom Ranch Wastewater Procedure Plant (WWTP) will commence. Work is expected to be accomplished by December 2022 and incorporates two phases of hauling gear via helicopters. The first period is expected to go by way of March, and the 2nd phase is anticipated to resume in September.
Inner canyon path consumers in the vicinity of Phantom Ranch may well experience momentary delays of up to 15 minutes, and sound and dust from gear and helicopters. The contractor, GSE/Coventina Water, LLC, will have restricted use of a weighty-lift helicopter (Chinook) to haul materials and products. Readers should really stick to instructions from Nationwide Park Provider (NPS) staff and design crew employees as required in the work zones to preserve safety.
The Phantom Ranch WWTP has inadequate capacity and capability to treat the existing user desire and fulfill the point out quality requirements, which has resulted in it working at half ability. Essential limited-phrase updates will be performed to the treatment methods as properly as aeration and tank installation to strengthen efficiency. Developing and mechanical checking will also be upgraded to improve staff safety.
The NPS is coordinating with the Arizona Division of Environmental Quality to improve the Phantom Ranch WWTP good quality requirements with this shorter-term advancement project and maintain providers even though the NPS functions on structure and compliance for upcoming substitution of the plant.
Essential backcountry updates, which includes path closures and limits will be posted on the park’s web page at: www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/trail-closures.htm.