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In October, massive rains caused an overflow that contaminated water in some of Squaw Valleys’ resort ski operating areas. The Placer Country Department of Envionmental Health reported that E. Coli and other coliform bacteria were present in the water runoff from the storm, causing contamination of the wells at Squaw Valley.
Although this news report has been verified, there is actually no danger of tourists drinking contaminated water, and at no time were any of the guests exposed to any bacteria in the drinking water, says Liesl Kenney, Public Relations Director for Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows.
The water in three of the wells supplying the resorts was treated, and they continue to show improvement.
Routine testing found the presence of the bacteria after the storm, and the Squaw Valley resorts contacted the county of Placer. The issue was confirmed, and the wells were closed. At no time was contaminated water served to the public, and the public was never in danger of drinking contaminated water at any of the resorts.
Liesl Kenney, Public Relations Director for Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows made a statement explaining that they were working, and will continue to work to insure the safety and clrity of the drinking water at Squaw Valley.
The public is invited to continue enjoying Squaw Vallery skiing and lodging.