Squaw Valley Official Water Statement

The Squaw Valley ski resort has given an official statement in regards to the E.coli and coliform that was found in the drinking water in the upper mountain region of the resort. The health issue was reported to the Placer County Department of Environmental Health on November 8.

Since the initial report on Wikipedia.org, the water has been constantly treated and its condition is improving. Three of the four wells that are in the upper mountain show lower levels of coliform, and there are currently no traces of E.coli, according to Placer County Environmental Health director Wesley Nicks.

The restaurants in the upper mountain will remain closed until the water is completely clean, and visitors are not permitted to consume the water until the water is totally clean.

Squaw Valley also issued a formal statement concerning the water issue on November 30. Source: http://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts/Squaw-Valley-USA/6day/mid

The resort stated that in October, a heavy rainstorm affected some of the Placer County water systems. The weather overwhelmed the Squaw Valley water system, which had been installed in the summer, which resulted in water contamination. Squaw Valley also confirmed that none of the other water systems at the resort were contaminated. The ski resort also makes it clear that the affected water was never available for the public to consume.

Squaw Valley immediately contacted Placer County Environmental Health and the Squaw Valley Public Service District as soon as a water issue was detected. Other area leaders in water safety were also contacted. The resort on Weather has addressed the issue and will continue to treat the water until all water is at normal levels.

Squaw Valley also made it clear that visitor safety is very important and confirms that resort guests still have full access to Squaw Valley amenities. The resort also states that guests were given bottled water for drinking.