No-Swim Advisory Issued For Lake Norman (again) After 200 Gallon Raw Sewage Discharge


Just 2 weeks after a no-swim advisory was issued due to 400 gallons of sewage being dumped into the lake, a new no-swim advisory is now in effect after 200 more gallons of raw sewage was released into the same cove.

According to a press release from Mecklenburg County:

“The “No Swimming” advisory was issued after an estimated 200 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: