A Precise Statement on the Cause of Water Pollution at Squaw Valley

The water at Squaw Valley has been treated severally, and the results show vast improvement. There was the news that E. coli and coliform bacteria were discovered in the water, hence affecting the quality. It was at the health department office in Placer County that the problem was first reported. In response to the same, Squaw Valley made it known to the public that the contaminated water had not reached the public whatsoever.

 

 

Sometime back in October the High Camp and Gold Coast area experienced heavy rains that tended to affect the modern day systems that had been installed in the location during summer. An inundation of the water system triggered the pollution issue, specifically on that system. Luckily enough, the firm in charge of the water checks their systems regularly. In one of their routines, they detected the issue and immediately contacted the proper health and water experts.

 

 

Current Situation of the Water

 

 

From a test taken from three out of four wells serving the upper mountain area, the E. Coli components are no longer in the water after continued treatment. However, coliform is still in existence, probably a reason why the water cannot be declared fit yet. With the current results, it is evident that in a matter of a few months the issue will be completely resolved.

 

 

Safety Assurance to the Public

 

 

As confirmed, the potential issue was noticed before spreading to any system beyond the particular one at the High Camp and Gold. Additionally, since October no individual has contracted diseases as a result of water pollution. With the vigilant experts on the ground, the issue is being contained, and there is no cause for alarm.

 

 

Conclusion

 

 

Client service is paramount to Squaw Valley water suppliers. As such, they have ensured that their systems are closed until approved by the experts handling the issue. Besides, they have continued to attend to the guests in their facilities, and even supplying them with bottled water free of charge. There could not have been a better way to deal with the issue.

 

 

 

The Water Problem at Squaw Valley is Under Control

The heavy rains this year have been both a blessing and a curse. The drought relief is certainly welcome, but the sheer volume of rain has caused many other problems all up and down the west coast. The new water system upgrade at High Camp and Gold Coast at Squaw Valley experienced its own problems from the heavy rains.

After a routine test of the drinking water E. coli and traces of coliform were found in the water. But, due to quick action, no one was effected and it looks like the water system will be safe for consumption very soon.

The Placer County Department of Environmental Health made a report on November 8th about the potential danger of consuming the drinking water. With the help of water experts, they started treating the four wells immediately and were able to bring the level of contamination down to safer levels.

As of December 1st, there was very low levels of coliform and E. coli present in the wells. The resort remains open to skiers, although the restaurant at upper mountain is closed, and are provided with plenty of clean bottled drinking water.

The public was never in danger due to the quick response of the health department and officials at the Squaw Valley resorts. They want to assure everyone that the resort will remain open and full access to all the facilities, with plenty of bottled water for the guests.

Don’t let the water issue stop you from enjoying some skiing. Although the rain has caused numerous problems this year, it’s also making for plenty of snow. So, get out and enjoy some powder.

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