On November 30th of last year, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows’s Public Relations Director Liesl Kenney released a statement in response to concerns from guests about the water quality at the upper mountain water quality.
He took the time to both explain what happened to cause the contamination – a mild contamination due to upgrading the water systems over the summer in response to havoc-wreaking rainstorms that struck all over Placer County – as well as what has been done to combat the contamination.
This includes working with Placer Country Environmental Health, Squaw Valley Public Service District, and various other experts in the field of water safety. Working together, they’ve already seen huge improvements to the water quality, as well as a massive reduction in the contamination.
Kenney stresses that their customers, their guests, are of the utmost importance to Squaw Valley and that they have taken all measures to ensure that they continue to have use of the facilities while maintaining their safety.
“At no point was the contaminated water available to the public,” Kenney said. “We will not return to our 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… While this issue is being resolved, our guests at High Camp and Gold Coast will have normal and full access to our facilities, including free bottled water for drinking.”
He stated that Squaw Valley will keep all of their guests updated about what the experts have to say, as well as when they’re given the go-ahead to drink the water again.