The water issues affecting a small portion of Squaw Valley Ski Resort have been addressed on a number of occasions, with the latest news of the presence of trace levels of contaminants in a single portion of the water supply showing the fight to remove these contaminants is being won by Squaw Valley officials. Squaw Valley Public Relations Director Liesl Kenney has been at pains to keep guests, visitors, local officials, and the general public informed about the issue and how it is being addressed for the future.
A major rain event that has caused problems for many well water users across California’s Placer County is being blamed for the contamination of four wells limited to the Upper Mountain region of Squaw Valley; Liesl Kenney’s statement explains the issue of contamination followed an inundation of rain water into the four wells. Squaw Valley officials are pointing to their own safety systems as proving a success after an upgrade of the affected system was made in the Summer of 2016 and resulted in the trace levels of E.Coli and Coliform being identified through routine procedures at Squaw Valley before any visitor could be offered water from the contaminated wells.
In response to the identification of contaminants Squaw Valley immediately contacted officials at Placer County Environmental Health and Squaw Valley District officials to immediately create a plan to rectify the problem. Squaw Valley Ski Resort officials always place the safety and comfort of their guests at the top of the list of needs for the resort and decided to have their own independent water quality experts work with local officials to make sure everything that could be done to return the water quality to safe levels as quickly as possible.
To make sure the visitors and staff members spending their time at Squaw Valley Ski Resort are not affected by the water issues all restaurants and water supplies in the Upper Mountain region will remain closed until the issue has been rectified. Squaw valley has been pleased to see no health issues have been linked to the contaminated water and point to their own testing procedures as a major reason for this.