The historic Squaw Valley Ski Resort in the Lake Tahoe region of California has recently reported it is overcoming a water quality issue caused by a major rain storm hitting the Placer County area. Public Relations Director Liesl Kenney released a statement providing some background to the water issue that has affected three wells in the isolated Upper Mountain area of the resort that were updated in the Summer of 2016, but were inundated with rain water when a major storm passed through the Placer County region affecting a number of wells in the region.
Squaw Valley officials have recently explained they have taken every possible step to return the drinking water in the Upper Mountain portion of the resort served by four wells to its normal safe levels. Officials from the resort have praised the response of water quality testing procedures that self identified the presence of harmful bacteria’s E.Coli and Coliform following the rain event that resulted in the shut down of water supplies before any visitor could be offered contaminated water; restaurants in the Upper Mountain area are reported to be remaining closed until the water quality issue has been rectified to the standards required by Placer County Environmental Health officials.
Wesley Nicks of Placer County Environmental Health Department also made a statement revealing the work already completed in removing the harmful bacteria from the four affected wells has already proven successful. Three of the four affected wells have already been reported to show no signs of E. Coli and lowered levels of Coliform. Despite this success Squaw Valley reassures its visitors that no contaminated water was ever offered to visitors and has employed independent water experts to aid in the return of the water quality to safe levels that will ensure the safety of all visitors. As work continues to restore safe water supplies to areas including Gold Coast and High Camp the ski slopes have remained open with complimentary bottled water available for visitors skiing the slopes of Upper Mountain.