With restaurants on the mountain top still closed down until the issues with the water contamination are completely resolved, many people have wondered if the water at Squaw Valley is safe to drink.
In order to address these concerns, Liesl Kenney, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows’s Public Relations Director, released a statement. His intentions were to be perfectly clear and honest about what exactly happened, and what can be expected.
After freakish rainstorms, Squaw Valley was in need of a serious water system upgrade. They chose to implement this upgrade over the summer season and found that the contamination of both E. coli and coliform bacteria occurred during the upgrade.
Kenney went on to say that at no point was the contaminated water ever available to guests. And while he urges current and future guests against drinking the water until the contamination is completely gone, he also says that the resort offers free bottled drinking water to all guests who are affected by this.
The contamination only affected those at the High Camp and Gold Coast areas, and most of the resort is still quite functional.
Kenney says, “[Squaw Valley] will not return to [its] regular water usage at High Camp or Gold Coast until we are fully assured by health officials and other experts that the water is safe.” He went on to say that, “The safety of our customers is paramount to us.”
With much of the problem already taken care of, we’re left with no doubt that the resort will be fully functional again, soon.