Squaw Valley Responds to Concerns Over Water Quality

Following a recent E. coli and coliform scare in Olympic Valley, Squaw Valley has been questioned about the quality of the drinking water in and around their upper mountain region.


In early November the Placer Country Department of Environmental Health was made aware of the appearance of contaminated water, and that’s when treatment began. In a statement from Squaw Valley, 75% of the wells in the upper mountain have seen steady decreases in bacteria, having expelled the E. coli contamination and only low levels of coliform. These are figures made public by Director of Placer County Environmental Health Wesley Nicks.


While there have been no public health concerns over the water, there are restrictions placed on restaurants and skiers are prohibited from imbibing water until the water issue is resolved in full. But top-to-bottom skiing is permitted to continue as normal.


As for the cause for the contamination of their water source, Squaw Valley believes they have figured it out.


In the aftermath of unseasonable rainfall this past October, the Placer County water systems were pushed beyond their capacity, leading to the inundation of upgraded water systems at High Camp and Gold Coast. The sitting water is believed to be the cause behind the contamination, but it was also isolated to these systems.

Once Squaw Valley was made aware of the contamination, the Placer County Environmental Health and Squaw Valley Public Service District were alerted and water treatment began. Since October, Squaw Valley has continued to address the contamination levels and reduce bacteria back down to levels safe for drinking.


The statement (which can be read in full here) went on to state Squaw Valley’s commitment to preserving the safety of their visitors to High Camp and Gold Coast and doing their part to maintain the public health of the region.


As the water systems at both locations continues to be monitored, Squaw Valley intends to maintain contact with local authorities on the matter and the public will be notified when the water situation is resolved in full.


Securus helps to Captures Criminals through its Phone System

This is especially true for incarcerated parents with children. Prisoners and their families often have to wait until visiting day to see each other. However, Securus is a video calling system that allows inmates and their loved ones to see each other on a more frequent basis.

However, Securus is also used for apprehending fugitives, discovering suspects and preventing crimes. Various law enforcement and correctional officials from around the nation have confessed that Securus is a great system for nabbing criminals.

Many inmates still have ties with criminal organizations and they typically have a knowledge of the crimes that are being committed out in public. A lot of criminals will keep in touch with inmates behind bars. Sometimes, they will say something or do something during a video call; that will alert authorities about a crime.

Many criminals will usually make an indirect comment about a crime that law enforcement officials have been unable to solve. This will then make some officials become suspicious or nervous.

Keep in mind that all people who contact inmates through the Securus system are usually checked and cleared by the police. So, if a strange or unauthorized individual starts to make calls to an inmate; correctional officers become very alarmed.

Correctional office facilities know that corruption inside of their prisons typically involves some member(s) of their staff. Some correction officers have been able to arrest crooked staff members who have been working in agreement with prisoners to bring contraband inside of a prison or to carry out escapes.

Many law enforcement organizations such as sheriff’s offices, police departments and correctional facilities all have vouched for the effectiveness of Securus. Once they suspect something is wrong and they can get a search warrant to look through Securus calls; they usually discover that they were right.