Squaw Valley Water Contamination

Squaw Valley Resort has been voted best ski resort of 2016 by USA Today. With thousands of acres of white powder to shred over and multiple restaurants, bars, and shops to visit. Squaw Valley is a popular vacation spot. Located in the upper mountains of California this famous resort has seen some water troubles this past winter season. During the summer months the region had their water systems updated. Unfortunately, in October the area received heavy rain storms with a considerable amount of precipitation. After performing a routine water test they became aware of a problem. The water used for drinking, cooking, and restrooms was no longer useable due to high levels of coliform bacteria and possible E. Coli. The resort contacted Placer County Environmental Health and Squaw Valley Public Service District about the contamination. They have stated that at no point had the contaminated water been used within the resort and they will continue to use pre-packaged food and bottled water until the problem is resolved. They will not be turning the water back on until the health officials confirm that the water is safe.

 

For months the water around the upper mountain resort had been treated consistently and over the course of several months has shown improvement. Recent test have shown that there was no trace of E. Coli and only low levels of coliform. Squaw Valley Resort is taking this problem very seriously and the safety of their guests is a top priority. They stated in December that while the issue is being resolved guest will continue to have access to their High Camp and Gold Coast facilities.