Following unforgiving rainfall, many Placer County water systems were affected – some needing complete overhauls. Squaw Valley was not spared by the strange weather and ended up needing to upgrade the water system over the summer, which led to contamination.
After routine testing turned up some unusual results, Squaw Valley immediately contacted the Placer County Environmental health as well as the Squaw Valley Public Service District to alert them of the problem. They didn’t stop there, however, as Squaw Valley officials went a step further, contacting other water safety experts.
Working together with different agencies and experts, Squaw Valley has taken every step possible to both ensure current comfort as well as safety. This includes the fact that they have offered bottled drinking water free to their guests. They have encouraged their guests to follow recommendations to not drink the water, and have issued warnings in regards to their unusual findings during regular testing.
Though the contaminated water was never made available to the public, Squaw Valley has taken this contamination very seriously. They have gone above and beyond to resolve the problem both quickly and safely. At no point do they want to even chance the safety of their guests. They refuse to okay water usage until all contamination is completely gone.
A spokesperson from Squaw Valley was quoted as saying, “The safety of our customers is paramount to us.” This has been shown as true through their actions. They expect to be returning to full and regular water usages in the very near future.