Mountain Water Quality at Squaw Valley Resort

If you live in California you probably know about the Resort at Squaw Creek in Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe, California. It is a beautiful resort with winter skiing and activities and former site of the winter Olympics in 1960. It has grown and prospered and is a popular skiing destination for winter sports enthusiasts from all over the world.

Recently the quality of the the Mountain Water in Squaw Valley came into question after unusually heavy rains in October 2016 inundated the recently upgraded water system at High Camp and Gold Coast. Our regular and routine testing detected levels of E. Coli and coliform in the water. Placer County Environmental Health and Squaw Valley Public Service Districts were immediately notified of the findings. Our reporting processes and excellent working relationships make this an easy alliance.

At no time was this water made available for public use. Free Bottled drinking water has been provided and our treatment methods on show improvement in coliform levels and no detection of E. Coli. As soon as this concern is fully resolved we will let everyone know. You will also find links for more information about Squaw Valley.

These kinds of storm events do happen periodically, which is why routine testing is done. We take the safety of our community and visitors most seriously and continually monitor our systems for purity and environmental compliance at

We want to continue to welcome visitors from all over the world to our beautiful lakes and forests and enjoy year round activities for generations to come. We do everything we can to protect our environment and the safety and health of everyone around us. Be assured that when you visit the Squaw Valley Resort or Lake Tahoe area that protecting you and our residents is our primary focus.

With beautiful lakes, hiking and fishing and outdoor summer and spring activities and ultimate skiing, snowboarding and winter sports, it is a prime destination for western travelers. Clean crisp air and pine scented forests entice visitors to come back often. Its a beautiful place to bring the family or hang out for the day with friends, visit the Nevada side Casinos and enjoy the best of fun, entertainment and night life any time of the year.