The “no swimming” advisory was issued after approximately 5,500 gallons of sewage from an overflowing sanitary sewer manhole discharged into a tributary of Nance Cove on Mountain Island Lake during the afternoon of May 6, 2014 (see attached map). The discharge was stopped by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department after being reported.
Water samples collected in the lake by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services in the affected area show bacteria levels are within safe ranges.
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Location of Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO)