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​'NO SWIMMING' Advisory Issued for Nance Cove on Mountain Island Lake

10/8/2019

​A NO SWIMMING advisory was issued today for Nance Cove on Mountain Island Lake. 

The “No Swimming” advisory was issued after an estimated 3,075 gallons of untreated sewage discharged into Nance Cove on Mountain Island Lake on Oct. 8, 2019. The discharge was caused by a blockage in Charlotte Water’s sewer line located at 3451 Rocky Branch Drive in Charlotte, NC. The blockage has been removed and the discharge stopped.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services staff will monitor water quality in the affected area until conditions are deemed safe for human contact at which time the no swimming advisory will be lifted. 

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