Grand Canyon National Park
2009/2010 Accomplishment Report
Water and wastewater systems
Grand Canyon’s water and wastewater systems had no violations of federal or Arizona state health and environmental quality regulations in 2009. Park residents and the public had safe drinking water and were not exposed to health hazards from wastewater treatment. With more than 4.5 million annual park visitors, the integrity of these systems is critical.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding
Grand Canyon successfully competed for more than $18 million in ARRA funds for projects in the park. It successfully completed projects including energy-efficiency improvements for houses and public buildings; trail reconstruction; road improvements; alternative-fuel buses; natural resource protection; roof replacement; partnership projects with the Havasupai Tribe, and water system improvements.
Shinumo Creek, Grand Canyon National Park. NPS photo
Grand Canyon National Park has received approximately $18 million in ARRA funds for 15 park projects. These projects address critical park needs, use sustainable technologies and improve experiences for park visitors.