Cornelius, NC – The SWIMMING ADVISORY has been lifted that was issued on September 19, 2011 for a single cove on Lake Norman between Springwinds Drive and Peninsula Cove Lane in Cornelius. Lab results indicate that bacteria counts have returned to normal levels that are safe for swimming.
The SWIMMING ADVISORY was issued after approximately 225 gallons of sewage discharged to the cove on Lake Norman during the afternoon of September 16, 2011 due to a broken sewer line on John Connor Road in Cornelius. The discharge was stopped by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities shortly after being reported.
On Monday, September 19, 2011, water samples were collected from the lake by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services staff. The laboratory results of those samples indicate levels of fecal coliform bacteria at below 10 colonies per 100 milliliters. This is well below 200 colonies/100 ml, which is the level determined to be safe for swimming.