The Water Quality Fight Is Being Won By Squaw Valley And Placer County

The historic Squaw Valley Ski Resort has recently seen a water quality issue hit a small isolated region of its mountain, which officials from the resort and Placer County Environmental Health Department believe will soon be won after improving results were seen. Squaw Valley’s Liesl Kenney released a report explaining a heavier than could be expected rain event had struck Placer County and resulted in four wells in the Upper Mountain region of the resort being affected by contaminants including E.Coli and Coliform; these contaminants have already shown signs of being removed from the water after a partnership between Squaw Valley’s independent water experts and officials from Placer County.


Liesl Kenney went on to explain the contamination of the isolated water supply was quickly identified by officials at the resort and self reported to Placer County Environmental Health Department. The success of the testing procedures put into place at Squaw Valley were shown by the ease with which the water supply was turned off to the isolated region that was completed before any visitor could be offered contaminated water; with no medical conditions or issues reportedly linked to the contamination the procedures of the resort can be seen as a success.


Squaw Valley and Placer County officials have come together to determine three of the four wells have shown signs of having no signs of E.Coli and the presence of Coliform has been reduced to minimal levels. Liesl Kenney was quick to reassure the public that no contaminated water would be offered to any guest before Placer County officials declared the water safe for consumption; the entire mountain remains open for business with complimentary bottled water being offered to guests skiing the Upper Mountain areas.