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​'NO SWIMMING' Advisory Issued for Cove on Lake Norman Following Discharge of Sewage


Mecklenburg CountyA NO SWIMMING advisory was issued today for a cove on Lake Norman in Mecklenburg County. 

The no swimming advisory was issued after approximately 395 gallons of sewage discharged into Lake Norman at 20220 Bethel Church Road in Cornelius, N.C. on June 1, 2017.  The discharge occurred when a sewer line was accidentally broken by underground boring activities. View map

Water samples were collected in the area of the spill by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services’ staff.  Sample results will be available on Monday, June 5, 2017.  At a minimum, the no swimming advisory will be in effect until that time.  Sampling will continue until bacteria levels are within safe levels. 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. That’s because this cove on Lake Norman is designated as recreational waters,” said Rozzelle.