8,000 Gallons of Raw Sewage Has Just Spilled Into Lake Norman


Roughly 8,000 gallons of sewage has just leaked into a Lake Norman cove yesterday.

Aqua, Lake Norman’s primary water provider, announced yesterday’s spill was due to a clogged manhole, which was discovered at around yesterday afternoon on Williamson Rd.


The company said that the spill has now been stopped, and that the brown water has been jetted, pumped, and removed.

Yesterday, at about the same time as the sewage spill, Aqua sent out the following alert to Mooresville residents: “Outage: Aqua had to temporarily shut off the water supply in your subdivision so we could make an emergency repair. When water service is restored, you might experience discoloration that can be cleared up by running your outside faucets for a short time. After a water utility must interrupt water service, the North Carolina Division of Water Resources suggests that customers boil water used for human consumption for 1 to 2 minutes before use. This includes water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, and brushing teeth.”

Aqua has stated that they have taken lake samples to evaluate any environmental impact of the spill.