Squaw Valley issues statement on upper mountain water quality

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Squaw Valley has given a comprehensive statement responding to the news of this week that E. coli and coliform microscopic organisms were identified at Squaw Valley’s upper mountain’s drinking water.

The potential issue in health was initially investigated on Nov. 8 to the Placer County Department of Environmental Health. From that point forward, the water has been dealt with reliably and is demonstrating change. Three out of the four wells that serve Upper Mountain are indicating low levels of coliform currently and no E. coli, Wesley Nicks, executive of Placer County Environmental Health, answered the Sierra Sun Tuesday.

Restaurants at upper mountain stayed shut, and skiers are not permitted to drink water until the issue is completely settled, no medical problems have been reported so far, and the top-to-bottom skiing is permitted to proceed securely at the renowned worldwide ski resort.

In October an abnormally overwhelming precipitation storm influenced various systems of water in Placer County. At Squaw Valley, this unordinary climate occasion prompted to an immersion of a redesigned water framework introduced over the late spring at Gold Coast and High Camp, making the system to get contaminated. This issue was constrained to that framework, and none of other water frameworks were influenced. At no time was debased water accessible to the general population.

After our standard testing identified this issue we instantly communicated to Squaw Valley Public Service District and Placer County Environmental Health. We additionally moved quickly to counsel with other leading water security specialists. With their help, we have found a way to address the issue and will keep on doing so until the water within the system has come back to typical levels. We won’t come back to our customary water use at Gold Coast or High Camp until we are completely guaranteed by wellbeing authorities and different specialists that the water is protected.

Our customers’ safety is foremost to us. We consider this issue important, as we do all safety issues at the resort. While this issue is being settled, our visitors at High Camp and Gold Coast will have full and ordinary access to our facilities, including the unpaid bottled water for drinking. We will upgrade our visitors when the specialists affirm that this issue has been completely settled.

It is our pleasure to thank the Squaw Valley Public Service District and Placer County for their help and progressing participation with this matter.

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Squaw Valley issues statement on upper mountain water quality