No-Swim Advisory Issued For Lake Norman After 395 Gallons Of Raw Sewage Spilled Into Cove


According to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Storm Water Services, a no-swim advisory has just been issued for parts of Lake Norman after 395 gallons of raw sewage spilled into the lake.

On Thursday afternoon, a contractor busted an underground sewer line, causing nearly 400 gallons to spill into a nearby Lake Norman cove. The spill occurred at a new home being built at 20220 Bethel Church Road in Cornelius:


An emergency crew at Storm Water Services collected water samples yesterday, but they said that the results won’t be available until Monday.

A no swimming advisory is now in effect until water samples show that bacteria levels within the cove have returned to safe levels.

UPDATE 6/5/2017 10:35am: The “no swimming” advisory has now been lifted. “Water samples collected in the area of the spill by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services’ staff reveal that bacteria counts are within safe limits, therefore the swimming advisory has been lifted,” according to county officials.