Squaw Valley wishes to inform the public and its customers of the progress that is being made toward the restoration of potable water at its facilities, since the flooding that happened this October.
The flooding rain of October overwhelmed our water system at both High Camp and Gold Coast, at Squaw Valley, the water is contaminated. The contamination is limited to this specific water system. No other surrounding water systems are affected. And no customer, consumed, used, or was adversely affected by the contaminated water in any way.
We contacted Placer County Environmental Health and the Squaw Valley Public Service District to make sure both were informed of the suspected contamination after the higher than usual E. coli levels were detected during our scheduled testing. Stringent consultation continues to take place with environmental experts to help us to resolve this issue as effectively and as quickly as possible. We will continue to work with the experts until the contamination levels are where they should be, and our customers can be secure that returning to the regular use of water is completely safe.
We take the safety of our customers extremely seriously. As we successfully deal with this issue of the contaminated water and get it sufficiently resolved, be assured that all of our customers staying at both High Camp and Gold Coast will have full use of any Of the facilities they may need. Including the use of bottled water. It is very important that our customers only drink the bottled water until notice is given that it is safe to drink the water.