Recently Squaw issues an official statement responding to news that E.coli and coliform bacteria were detected in water at Squaw’s Valley, Upper Mountain. The issue was first reported on November 8, 2016, at Placer County Department of Environmental Health. After the first report, the water has been treated and has been showing some improvement. According to the director of Placer County Department, Wesley Nick, three of the four wells at Squaw Valley have been showing low levels of coliform and no E. Coli content in water.
Mine while all restaurants at Upper Mountain remained closed, and the health department has restricted skiers from drinking water until the issue is resolved. So far no health issues have been reported and the health sector has allowed skies to ski at the Famed Ski Resort. The Public Relations Director at Squaw Valley released the following statement.
Statement Regarding Water Safety at Squaw Valley.
Below are true facts about the water condition at the Squaw Valley Mountain.
The heavy stormy rain that occurred in October affected a few well in the Placer County region. The rain affected the upgrade water system that was installed at Squaw Valley during summer at high camp and Gold cost, and it resulted to water contamination. The damage issue did not affect other water systems and the contaminated water was not available to the public.
Squaw Valley did a testing and after finding the results, they immediately contacted Placer County Department Environmental Health and the Squaw Valley Public Service District. Squaw Valley was very concerned about the water contamination issue and they also consulted with other water experts in the area. With the help of both departments and the water experts, Squaw Valley has been able to address the issue and is hoping to continue with the same trend until the water is safe for human use and consumption.
According to the report released, the normal water usage will resume to normal after the water experts and the health officials that the water is safe for use. Mr. Kenny did not forget to mention that the safety of their clients is principal and the issues are taken seriously by the organization. Squaw Valley management also said that regular events at Gold Coast and High Camp would continue normally and the guests at the facilities will be offered free bottled water.