Although any water quality issue is never seen as a reason to be cheerful the Squaw Valley Ski Resort is reporting its own testing procedures and safety plans have proven a success following a naturally occurring inundation of a small portion of its water supply. Squaw Valley’s Public Relations Director, Liesl Kenney explained the Californian resort successfully turned off the water supply to the Upper Mountain region of the resort where four wells were affected by the rain water inundation before any visitor could be offered any contaminated water at the resort; Kenney explained the water supply to the Upper Mountain region of Squaw Valley would remain turned off until a team of experts declare the wells free of E.Coli and Coliform.


The response of Squaw Valley Ski Resort to the major rain event that struck Placer County and affected a number of wells across the region can be seen as a major success. Officials from the resort have explained the testing procedures already in place within the resort identified the presence of E.Coli and Coliform; the nature of the rain event could be understood even more greatly when Liesl Kenney revealed the resort had upgraded its well water supply system to the Upper Mountain region in the Summer of 2016.


Liesl Kenney went on to explain the level of rainfall seen could not have been anticipated, but the safety precautions and practices of Squaw Valley had all worked correctly and efficiently with the water supply immediately being turned off to Gold Coast and High Camp. Squaw Valley have revealed they are refusing to open any Upper Mountain restaurants until the water supply has been returned to safe levels, which Placer County Environmental Health expert Wesley Nicks has revealed has almost been achieved in three of the four affected wells.


Visitors to Squaw Valley have been reassured their visit to the resort will not be affected by the water quality issues as complimentary bottled water is available to guests skiing the Upper Mountain slopes that remain open as no health issues have been uncovered resulting from the well water issues.