Squaw Valley Water Quality

This weeks news about the E. Coli and coliform bacteria outbreak in the drinking water of Squaw Valley’s upper mountain has received an extended statement from Squaw Valley in response to the news. On November 8th, the possible health issue was first reporter to the Placer County Department of Environmental Health. Thenceforward, the water has shown improvement due to the water being treated regularly. Presently, three out if the four weeks that provide upper mountain with water are showing low levels of coliform and no E. coli. The director of Placer County Environmental Health, Wesley Nicks, told the Sierra Sun that the restaurants at the upper mountain will remain closed and skiers are not allowed to drink water until the issue is completely resolved, but top to bottom skiing is allowed to continue safely at the popular ski resort. Fortunately, no health issues have been reported. Squaw Valley Upper Mountain commented on the issue and laid down some of the facts about the water quality on the resort. An extremely heavy rain storm affected several water systems in Placer County this past October. At Squaw Valley, this peculiar weather occurrence led to an overflow of an upgraded water system installed over the summer at High Camp and Gold Coast, resulting in the system becoming contaminated. The contaminated water was not available to the public because the issue was limited to that system and none of their water systems were affected. Following their standard testing the issues was detected the Squaw Valley immediately contacted Placer County Environmental Health and the Squaw Valley Public Service District. Squaw Valley also consulted with other leading water safety experts. With the help of the safety experts they have taken the necessary steps to resolve the issue and they will continue to do so until the water in the system has returned to returned to normal levels. Squaw Valley has reassured the public that they will not return to their regular water usage at High Camp of Gold Coast uni they are cleared by health officials and other experts that the water is completely safe. Squaw Valley takes this issue very seriously because the safety of their customers is their main focus. During the process of resolving this issue Squaw Valley has opened their facilities to full access for all their guest at High Camp and Gold Coast. They will continue to update their guest and customers when this issue has been fully resolved.

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