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Squaw Valley Releases Water Contamination Statement

Liesl Kenney, who is the public relations director for Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, recently issued a statement regarding the water contamination issue at Squaw Valley. Here are the main points of her statement.


The water contamination issue was first reported on November 8, and Kenney shares that the heavy rain in October is what led to the presence of coliform and E.coli in the Gold Coast and High Camp areas of the Squaw Valley resort. Kenney asserts that the water contamination was limited to these areas of Squaw Valley. None of the contaminated water was given to the public.


After routine testing revealed that there was a problem with the water, Placer County Environment Health and the Squaw Valley Public Service District were contact right away. Squaw Valley resort also consulted other water safety experts to help solve the issue as soon as possible. The water will continue to be treated until it has reached normal levels again. Regular water usage for High Camp and Gold Coast will resume only when it has been confirmed that the water is safe.


Kenney also reassured the public that the safety of Squaw Valley customers is extremely important She emphasizes that Squaw Valley is taking the matter very seriously and shares that bottled water will be offered to guests for drinking. She shares that she wants to thank Placer County and the Squaw Valley Public Service District on behalf of Squaw Valley resort for their prompt attention and consistent cooperation in this matter.

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