Officials take action in Squaw Valley water contamination

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Posted by LLJ43 | Posted in Environment, Water, Weather | Posted on 16-12-2016

 

What has happened since Squaw Valley was shown to have E coli and coliform bacteria in its water that residents were drinking? Was contaminated water given out to the public?

 

The Nov. 8 report said that the Squaw Valley drinking water had become a potential health issue. The water around Squaw Valley has been getting consistently treated. Tests have currently confirmed that three fourths of the well system are showing low levels of coliform and no E. coli at all. That is the most current report.

 

So here is what originally happened. Back in October, heavy rains adversely affected some parts of the water systems in Pacer County, California in an area known as Squaw Valley. Squaw Valley is a resort that also includes High Camp and Gold Coast. This unfortunate rain storm required upgraded water systems to be installed at both High Camp and Gold Coast. These were safety measures taken by leading water experts and public service experts from Pacer County. One water system had become contaminated, while none of the other water systems were affected, according to reports. Reports also confirm that no contaminated water was given out to the public.

 

How was the issue detected? It was detected through routine water testing. Leading water safety experts were consulted. Placer County Environmental Health and the Squaw Valley Public Service offices were also notified. The necessary steps have been take to address the contamination issue and it will continue to be monitored until reaching normal healthy water levels.

 

So when will regular usage of water return to High Camp or Gold Coast? Regular water usage will not return to either Squaw Valley location until health officials have confirmed that the water is safe.

 

Customer safety is the most important to the Squaw Valley resort. Once the issue is completely resolved, tourists and visitors at both High Camp and Gold Coast locations will be able to fully access all the facilities. Currently, the resorts are offering free bottled water for visitors and confirm that they will update tourists once the issue is resolved.

 

Safety officials in Pacer County have been made aware of the contamination. They have also moved quickly to treat the contaminated water and get the regular water levels back up to a normal state.Even though bottled water is a society norm, Squaw Valley still strives to provide the healthiest drinking water to its visitors and residents alike.

 

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California Celebrities Aren’t Taking The Water Shortage Seriously

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Posted by LLJ43 | Posted in California, Environment, Water | Posted on 12-05-2015

Aerial Photos Prove That Hollywood Stars Continue To Water Their Gardens And Lawns In Spite Of The Drought And Water Restrictions

It had to happen sooner or later. The elite celebrities in Southern California have no plans to let their lawns and gardens suffer during the worst drought in 1,000 years. The Post released aerial photos of Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson, Julia Roberts, Cher, Barbra Streisand and Kim Kardashian’s exterior landscapes, and they are as green as the Amazon rainforest. Those stars and over hundred other celebrities continue to ignore the fact that California has than a year’s worth of drinking water left in their reservoirs.

The estates north of Los Angeles are using as much water as the estates in Beverly Hills, according to the Post. One official said that 70 percent of the district’s water is being used to keep the shrubs, lawns and trees green in over 100 estates. From what folks at Amen Clinics (washingtonpost.com) have found, the issue is those people can afford to pay for the extra water. The fine for using too much water is pocket change for them.

The Celebrities try to defend their excessiveness by saying they have cut their water usage, but most people know they won’t stop unless they are hit with fines that make a sizable dent in their bank accounts.