to: River Unit
re: Hand soap at Lees Ferry
from: Larry Hopkins, commercial guide
I find it really ironic that on the river we stress
hand wash with soap before all meals and after using the bathroom,
but at Lees Ferry where most boatmen use the toilet the morning
we start a trip and all of our guests use the bathroom after their
bus ride to the Ferry- there is no soap available. Why? Somebody,
sometime is going to get sick from this situation. Is it possible
to remedy this A.S.A.P.?
Aug 13 1992
Larry Hopkins, Commercial Guide
Dear Mr. Hopkins:
Thank you for your letter concerning the need for soap in our restroom
facilities. Presently we do not provide hand soap at any of our
public ramp facilities within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
There are a number of reasons why we do not, which includes improved
personal sanitation, the maintenance of soap dispensers, added cost
of soaps, liability of soap products, vandalism to dispensers, theft
of bar soap, etc.
Generally it is the accepted practice that campers and boaters provide
their own hand soap.
Thank you for your suggestion and interest in operations at Glen
Canyon National Recreation Area.
John O. Lancaster Superintendent