Oftentimes, the weather is difficult to predict. In October 2016, Squaw Valley Ski lodge was hit with a storm that effected the facility’s water supply. A water system that was installed that summer became contaminated due to the storm. Storms typically cause structural damage, but very rarely do we hear anything about contamination of water supplies. Fortunately, the management at Squaw Valley took immediate action to contain the contamination and has done so with incredible success thus far.
As soon as the incident had taken place at the lodge, Squaw Valley management restricted access to water to its customers and began an ongoing investigation on how to handle the situation. Water safety experts were contacted and gave management insightful consultation on the matter. In combination, Squaw Valley Public Service District and Placer Country Environmental Health began working with management to ensure that the contamination was dealt with properly. Thus far, the ongoing treatment of the water has proven to be successful thanks to management’s professional approach to the issue by contacting appropriate outside sources.
In lieu of this, patrons will still have regular access to the facilities at the ski lodge. However, all individuals using the resort’s facilities are issued a warning about the water, and the health risks of consumption. As a kind gesture for all its’ customers, Squaw Valley will management will be providing free bottles of water for all until the issue can be resolved. Their safety is of the utmost priority, and management wants individuals to be able to stay hydrated during this time when remaining active on the slopes.
With various organizations and leading expert advice being received, it is only a short amount of time until the water contamination issue can be resolved. Squaw Valley believes firmly in patron safety, and will continue to resolve this ongoing issue until water consumption is safe for all at the facility.