“No Swimming” Advisory Lifted For Part Of Lake Norman After Sewage Spill

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A “No Swimming” advisory was lifted on Friday for a cove on Lake Norman, after an incident on June 30th where untreated sewage was released into the waterway.

Officials say water samples collected from Lake Norman show that bacteria counts are within safe limits.

Original Story (6/30/21):

CORNELIUS, N.C. — A “No Swimming” advisory has been issued for a cove on Lake Norman after a sewage spill on Wednesday.

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The advisory was issued after an estimated 405 gallons of untreated sewage was discharged from a home on Paradise Cove Court in Cornelius, N.C. to a cove on Lake Norman.

Officials say the discharge started from a pipe damaged by a private contractor, and has since been fixed.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services’ Water Quality Program Manager, Rusty Rozzelle, says “Since this cove on Lake Norman is used for recreation, it is important to inform residents of the discharge and advise against swimming in the impacted area due to the potential risk to human health.”

If you suspect a sewage spill, please call 311 or 704-336-7600 (available 24 hours-a-day).