The owners of the Squaw Valley Ski Resort have always taken a proactive approach to the safety and security of the guests who now attend the region on a year round basis, which was shown in the fast response Squaw Valley Ski Holdings took to the heavy rains that led to problems in their well water supply. Heavy rains were seen in the Placer County area of Lake Tahoe in October that were higher than anticipated and pulled contaminated water into the four wells that serve the Upper Mountain area of the resort leading to traces of E. Coli and Coliform being identified during water testing procedures.
A statement has now been released through Squaw Valley Public Relations Director, Liesl Kenney who has explained On sierrasun.com no health issues were reported because of the bacteria issues that were completely beyond the control of the owners of the resort. The statement went on to explain the water supply system in the upper region of the resort slopes had only been upgraded during the previous summer and allowed the group to identify the problems earlier; not only did Squaw Valley Ski Resort leaders address the issue with Placer County Environmental Health officials, but also brought in their own independent water supply experts to make sure these issues were addressed and corrected as quickly as possible.
Squaw Valley resort leaders have pledged to continue working with all relevant officials and independent experts in a bid to make sure the water issues are handled correctly before supplies are turned on again for guests. Among the steps on snow-forecast.com taken to protect guests have been the closure of Upper Mountain area restaurants and the provision of free bottled water for all guests using the slopes to their fullest potential. The statement goes on to explain three of the four wells have already been declared clear of all traces of E. Coli and are already seeing lower levels of Coliform; despite the improvements Squaw Valley officials have pledged to only open the water supply for guests when local officials and independent experts declare all supplies to be safe for consumption. See: http://squawalpine.com/discover-squaw-alpine-experience