After October’s torrential rainfaill, Squaw Valley is dealing with a damaged water supply. In early November, tests discovered a potential dangerous issue with the area’s drinking water supply. Extensive tests on water samples showed the presence of E. Coli and coli for bacteria. Despite the dangerous implications, Squaw Valley is dealing with correcting the issue.
However, the popular ski destination is still operating under strict water regulations.
Wesley Nicks, director of Placer County Environmental Health, spoke with local media about the improvements and repairs that are taking place.
Out of the four wells, three of them show very minimal or no presence of the bacteria at all. Nicks assures the public that Placer County and Squaw Valley officials are dedicate to fixing the issue and understands what an important responsibility this is.
Nicks also explains that the issue was immediately reported to environmental officials. It is also important to note that none of the contaminated water was given to visitors of the popular area.
Liesl Kenney, Public Relations Director for Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows also wrote a public statement that was published by the media, in the statement, Kenney explained that the resort was doing everything in its power to assist the county in fixing the issue.
Guests of the resort are bang constantly updated on the issue, However, with many still taking advantage of the perfect skiing amenities, guests do not seem to be concerned and trusts that Squaw Valley is keeping their interest and health in mind.