Statement about Upper Mountain Water Quality Released By Squaw Valley

About a year ago, Squaw Valley issued a statement in regards to bacteria (E. Coli and coliform) being detected in the water at the company’s upper mountain site.


The statement provided facts about the situation. In the statement, Squaw Valley mentioned how there was contamination in the upper site’s water because they had to upgrade the water system due to an unusual weather event. The statement continued to say the issue was limited to the upgraded system and no other water systems were affected. The public was never at risk of drinking the contaminated water, according to the company’s statement.


The appropriate agency was contacted after routine testing detected the problem. After the problem was detected, Squaw Valley officials consulted with water safety experts and they worked together to take care of the issue. They also said regular water usage at the upper mountain site wouldn’t return to normal until health officials and experts have assured them that the water was safe.


Squaw Valley said their customers’ safety was important to them and that they took the problem very seriously. They added that they take all safety issues at their resort very seriously. They also said that they would provide their guests with free bottled water and they would continue to provide the water until the water issue was fully resolved. The free bottled water would only be given to guests at the upper mountain site.


Squaw Valley assured their guests that they would be updated as soon as they learn when the issue has been resolved.