In the light of allegations that water at their esteemed Upper Mountains was contaminated, Squaw Valley issued a stern response to news outlets. Reports emanating from the Department of Environment at the Place County claimed that the drinking water has strains of both coliform and E. coli bacteria.
However, in an exclusive with the Sierra Sun, an executive from the Placer County environmental authority revealed that the water has since been treated and is showing significant signs of improvement. Wesley Nicks, the director, further added that three-quarters of the wells from which Upper Mountain’s water is sourced had recorded a drastic reduction in levels of coliform. Also, he said that the E. coli bacteria menace had been eradicated.
As a prophylactic measure, the hotels at the renowned Upper Mountains remain closed. Though skiers have been barred from consuming any water at the restaurants, no health complication has been reported so far. Skiing activities are going on as usual in the famous resort.
Statement by Squaw Valley
Following the onset of unexpected torrential rain in Placer County, numerous water systems were damaged. In Squaw Valley’s case, a recently installed water system, at the High Camp and Gold Coast was a victim of the unusual weather. The systems were flooded, resulting in contamination of water within them. However, this complication affected the systems mentioned above and did not spread. Also, the affected water was cut off from the public.
As part of maintaining high standards, the company conducts regular service checks. The complication was detected and promptly reported to the relevant authorities, including the Placer County Environmental Health office. Moreover, the firm enlisted the services of leading professionals to solve this challenge. So far, the renovation process is showing substantial progress, and it is hoped that the pollutants will soon be eradicated. The company assures the public that the water shall remain quarantined until it is cleared by accredited authorities to be safe for human consumption.
Among the priorities of the firm is client safety. As experts continue to resolve the issue, guests at the affected resorts will be provided with free bottled water.
Finally, the institution would like to express sincere gratitude to all parties who have contributed in any way to finding a solution to this challenge.