Liesl Kenney, PR Director for Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, released a statement on Wednesday, November 30th detailing the exact cause of water contamination as well as the precautions they are taken in response to the findings.
The statement said that the rainstorms that affected much of Placer County left the resort needing to upgrade the water systems for Gold Coast and High Camp. The upgrades, which took place over the summer, led to a contamination of the water system for those locations only.
However, Kenney says, “at no point was the contaminated water available to the public.”
This was due to the fact that the contamination was found during routine testings. The findings prompted immediate action from Squaw Valley, and they swiftly got in touch with Squaw Valley Public Service District as well as Placer County Environmental Health and other leading experts in the water safety field.
Again, this means that none of the contaminated water ever reached guests of Squaw Valley.
With the help of these leading experts, a huge decrease in the contamination has already taken place. With quick improvements, it may be tempting to greenlight the regular use of water, however Squaw Valley won’t risk its guests’ health.
“The safety of our customers is paramount to us.” Kenney says, adding, “While this issue is being resolved, our guests at High Camp and Gold Coast will have normal and full access to our facilities, including free bottled water for drinking.”