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.
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.