Squaw Valley has issued a statement regarding the water quality at its upper mountain resorts. This comes following recent findings of E. coli and coliform bacteria in the water supply, though Squaw Valley says in its recent statement that “at no point was contaminated water available to the public.”
The statement, issued by Public Relations Director Liesl Kenney of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows on November 30, says that heavy rains in October caused “inundation” of a water system Squaw Valley installed over the summer at the High Camp and Gold Coast resorts, which resulted in a contamination of that system. The statement says that the rains affected no other of Squaw Valley’s water systems.
Kenney continues to write in the statement that Squaw Valley contacted local health officials “after our routine testing detected this issue. With the aid of water-safety experts,” she writes, “we have taken steps to address the issue and will continue to do so until the water in the system has returned to normal levels.”
The statement says that Squaw Valley will not resume its regular water usage at High Camp and Gold Coast “until we are fully assured by health officials and other experts that the water is safe.”
Squaw Valley assures their High Camp and Gold Coast guests that they “will have normal and full access to our facilities” while health experts work on restoring the water chemistry to safe levels.
Kenney writes that Squaw Valley will let resort guests know when it’s safe to drink the water again. In the meantime, High Camp and Gold Coast will supply its guest with “free bottled water for drinking.”