A no swim advisory has just been issued for a large section of Mountain Island Lake.
According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services, just under 4,000 gallons of sewage was discharged into Nance Cove yesterday after a pipe burst due to a major blockage.
No swim advisory issued on Nance Cove of Mt Island Lake. Nearly 4000 gallons of raw sewage discharged to the lake after a pipe was clogged with wipes and grease. pic.twitter.com/UQqwOsawTY
— Charlotte NC (@CLTusa) October 10, 2019
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services will continue to monitor water quality in the affected area. Once water conditions are deemed safe, the no swimming advisory will be removed.
If you live in the area and you are on a well, officials recommend checking to see if your water was contaminated by using a field testing kit, and consider installing a reverse osmosis filter on any faucet used for drinking water.