Cornelius, NC – A
NO SWIMMING advisory was issued today for a portion of a cove on Lake Norman (see attached map).
The “No Swimming” advisory was issued after an estimated 600 gallons of untreated sewage was discharged from a damaged pipe on Meta Road in Cornelius to a cove on Lake Norman. The damage was caused by a private contractor while performing horizontal directional drilling. The pipe has been repaired and the discharge discontinued.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services staff will monitor water quality in the area until conditions are deemed safe for human contact at which time the no swimming advisory will be lifted.
To receive notifications of No Swimming advisories in Mecklenburg County, text MECKNOSWIM to 888-777.
Rusty Rozzelle, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services’ Water Quality Program Manager, said the advisories are standard procedure. “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,” said Rozzelle.
Area of No Swimming Advisory off Meta Road in Cornelius is Outlined in “Red” Below.