'No Swimming' Advisory Issued for a Cove on Lake Norman Following a Discharge of Sewage

Rusty Rozzelle
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Cornelius, NC – A No Swimming advisory was issued today for a cove on Lake Norman.

The “No Swimming” advisory was issued after an estimated 405 gallons of untreated sewage was discharged from a residence on Paradise Cove Court in Cornelius to a cove on Lake Norman.  The discharge originated from a pipe damaged by a private contractor.  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.

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 the No Swimming Advisory for a Cove on Lake Norman
June 30, 2021 
(area of the advisory is shown in red in the map below)