On Wednesday, November 30, 2016, Liesl Kenney, the Public Relations Director for Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows released a statement in regards to the upper mountain air quality. Lisel started her statement by saying that her statement was in regards only to the water quality of Squaw Valley’s upper mountain.
Lisel stated that in the previous month, several water systems in Placer County were unusually affected by heavy rainfall. This weather abnormality caused an overflow of a water system that had been upgraded and installed just that summer. This caused a contamination of the system at High Camp and Gold Coast on Wikipedia. That particular system was the only one that was affected by the events. Luckily, none of the water that was contaminated was at any point available to the public.
Lisel then stated that this contamination was detected during routine testing after which Placer County Environmental Health and the Squaw Valley Public Service District were immediately contacted. Additionally, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadow took immediate action to consult with other leading experts on water safety. Following the consultation, they took steps to resolve the contamination and plan to continue working down this path until the matter is resolved. They do not plan on resuming their normal water consumption at Gold Coast and High Camp until the time that water experts and health officials assure them that it is safe to do so.
She stated that like all health issues, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadow took this issue very seriously. While the contamination of the water continues to be a problem, the guests at Gold Coast and High Camp will have full, normal access to the facilities, as well as free bottled water. They plan on letting the guests know as soon as the contamination has been resolved. See: https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/USCA1090:1:US