Squaw Valley Issues More Information About Water Purification Efforts

Many people have been wondering about the status of the water in the Squaw Valley area. A large storm has affected the water supply in Squaw Valley and neighboring areas. Liesl Kenney, Public Relations Director for Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, has issued a statement to clarify the matter and update guests about how things are going.


Liesl went over some of the root causes of the concerns over water purity. It began with summarizing information regarding a storm which had an impact on multiple water systems within Placer County. Thankfully, the Squaw Valley workers were quick to access the situation and act on their concerns. The first step was to contact the Placer County Environmental Health and the Squaw Valley Public Service District. This ensured that everything would be properly conducted right from the start.


As it currently stands, the main issue has been identified as a newly installed water system which was inundated during the storm. While this is limited scope, it’s important to treat and verify the safety of all water within the region. So far, there is now no detectable E. coli within the water supply.

There’s no estimated time in which the process will be fully completed. The water supply won’t be open to the public again until it’s verified as being fully safe. Because of the high water demands required for cooking, the restaurants in Squaw Valley will remain closed until treatment is finished.


However, at the same time Kenney stressed that the resort is still open for business and that the comfort and safety of guests was paramount. Obviously water itself is necessary for both the enjoyment of the facilities and everyone’s general health. As such bottled water will be given out free of charge to guests until the water purification and testing is completed. Kenney also assured people that High Camp and Gold Coast won’t do so until health officials and other experts have had a chance to examine and verify the safety of the water. Kenney closed the statement by thanking Placer County and the Squaw Valley Public Service District for their assistance and cooperation during the process.