Statement by Squaw Valley Ski Holdings on the state of the water on Upper Mountain

There was a report that surfaced earlier this week claiming that the water at Squaw Valley Ski Resorts had been contaminated with a strain of E. coli. The company made a statement about the report and at the same time explained why they had decided to close all the hotels that were part of their establishment on the Upper Mountain.

The company noted that the people who were already in the premises were not allowed to take any water available within the premises. In a statement, they said that the contamination had been caused by the heavy downpour that happened in October last year. The downpour had affected the water supply system that served the entire resort and hence the report that were being made. The one thing that they sought to clarify was the fact that despite the problem with the system, they had not made any contaminated water available to the public.

The management further explained that they knew that there had to be an issue with the water system after the rains. Before any reports were made, they had already contacted the Placer County Environmental Health and the Squaw Valley Public Service District. The organization gave their opinion about the contamination. The company sought another opinion from other professionals on water safety and tests were done on their water. The company helped them fix all the issues that were wrong with their systems. They asked the public to be patient because the problem was in the process of getting a permanent resolution.

The management was quick to assure anyone using their facilities that they would not allow them to make use of any of the water that was suspected to have problems until it had been tested and found clean and healthy. They added that they really valued the cleanness and the safety of their clients and that they would do everything to make sure the water stayed clean. They vowed to keep working until the system became completely clear and asked their clients to bear with them in the mean time. It is the hope of everyone that the problem will be resolved within the shortest possible time.

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