“No Swimming” Advisory Issued For A Small Area Of Lake Norman Following A Discharge Of Sewage


For Immediate Release
October 28, 2020

“No Swimming” Advisory Issued For A Small Area Of Lake Norman Following A Discharge Of Sewage

Cornelius, NC – A NO SWIMMING advisory was issued today for a small area of Lake Norman.

The “No Swimming” advisory was issued after an estimated 300 gallons of untreated sewage discharged into Lake Norman near the end of Shearwater Point Drive in Cornelius on October

28, 2020. The discharge was caused by a broken sewer line serving a private residence. The pipe has been repaired and the discharge stopped.

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.

Rusty Rozzelle, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services' Water Quality Program Manager, said the advisories are standard procedure. "Since Lake Norman is heavily used for recreation, it is important to inform residents of the sewage discharge and advise against swimming in the impacted area due to the potential risk to human health,” said Rozzelle.

Image of no swimming area of Lake Norman
Map of No Swimming Advisory Area (inside red circle)
End of Shearwater Point Drive, Cornelius, N.C.