There is now a no-swim advisory in Lake Norman due to 405 gallons of raw sewage being discharged directly into a popular cove of the lake.
According to a press release from Mecklenburg County:
“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.”
Paradise Cove is located near the center of the main channel of the lake: