No Swim Advisory Issued for a Portion of Lake Norman

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A NO SWIM advisory was issued today for a portion of Lake Norman (see map below).

The “No Swim” advisory was issued after a sewage spill into Lake Norman due to a power outage at a private lift station located at 21328 Nautique Blvd, Cornelius, NC. Repairs are currently being made to stop the discharge.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services staff will monitor water quality in the area until bacteria levels are determined to be suitable for human contact at which time the no swim advisory will be lifted.

To receive notifications of No Swim Advisories in Mecklenburg County, text MECKNOSWIM to 888-777.

Rusty Rozzelle, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services’ Water Quality Program Manager, said the advisories are standard procedure. “Since this portion of Lake Norman is used for recreation, it is important to inform residents of the discharge and advise against swimming in the impacted area due to the potential risk to human health,” said Rozzelle.

Map highlighting where a no swim advisory was issued on Aug. 8, 2023.