Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Public Relations Director, Liesl Kenney released a statement addressing concerns about the water quality at Squaw Valley Upper Mountain.
In it, he laid out the facts about Squaw Valley’s upper mountain’s water quality.
Firstly, the contamination was limited to only one of the water systems, the one which services both High Camp and Gold Coast. This is not a complete contamination.
Secondly, the contamination was caused by a system upgrade that was done in response to the havoc wreaked by unusually heavy storms. Their water system was not the only one in Placer County to need an overhaul after the spell of bad storms.
The contamination never reached the public for consumption, but that didn’t stop Squaw Valley officials from taking all precautions and safety measures. Kenney was quoted as saying, “The safety of our customers is paramount to us. We take this issue very seriously, as we do all safety issues at our resort. While this issue is being resolved, our guests at High Camp and Gold Coast will have normal and full access to our facilities…”
They found the contamination during routine maintenance and testing, and immediately contacted several leading water safety experts, as well as Squaw Valley Public Service District and Placer County Environmental Health.
The resort is still operational and now offers free bottled water to all of its guests until the matter with their water is resolved. They will keep their customers updated with any changes, and will alert all guests as soon as it’s safe to drink the water again.