NO SWIMMING ADVISORY LIFTED FOR PORTION OF LAKE NORMAN

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Cornelius, NC – The NO SWIMMING advisory that was issued on July 22, 2010 for a portion of Lake Norman has been lifted.

The “no swimming” advisory was issued after approximately 240 gallons of sewage discharged to Lake Norman during the evening of July 21, 2010 at Peninsula Club Drive. The spill was caused by a private contractor who accidentally bored through a sewer main at 18619 Peninsula Club Drive. The discharge was stopped by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities on July 21, 2010 and all repairs have been completed.

Water samples were collected from the lake yesterday by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services staff. The laboratory results of those samples indicate that levels of fecal coliform bacteria are well below 200-colonies/100 ml, which is the level determined to be safe for swimming.

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