Swimming advisory lifted for Lake Norman cove
by Staff Writer
The advisory was issued after approximately 985 gallons of sewage spewed into Lake Norman on Sept. 17, when a sewer line on Peninsula Point Drive broke. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities repaired the breach shortly after it was reported.
Lab results indicate that the bacteria count for the area of contamination has returned to normal levels safe for swimming.
The water samples were collected from the lake by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services staff and the results indicate levels of fecal coliform bacteria at below 10 colonies per 100 milliliters. This is safely below 200 colonies per 100 milliliters, which is the level determined to be safe for swimming.