Davidson, NC – A NO SWIMMING advisory has been issued for a portion of Lake Cornelius in Davidson. Lake Cornelius is a portion of Lake Norman which is located east of I-77 near Davidson.
The “no swimming” advisory was issued after approximately 750 gallons of sewage discharged to Lake Cornelius from a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities pump station located at 731 Peninsula Drive. The discharge has been stopped and repairs are currently underway at the pump station.
Water samples were collected today by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services staff. Sampling will continue until levels of fecal coliform bacteria fall below 200-colonies/100 ml, which is the level determined to be safe for swimming. When bacteria counts reach this level, the no swimming advisory will be lifted.
Rusty Rozzelle, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services’ Water Quality Program Manager, said the advisories are standard procedure. "It was necessary to close the areas to recreation because of the potential risk to human health as Lake Cornelius is designated as recreational waters,” said Rozzelle.
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Media Contact: Rusty Rozzelle Office: 704-336-5449 Rusty.Rozzelle@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov