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Posted on: October 10, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Swimming Advisory Issued / Notice of Sewage Spill

Sewer Spill Notice

The Lincoln County Health Director issued a Swimming Advisory at 11:00 pm Sunday, October 9, 2022
for a sewage spill at 3906 Rivendell Ln, Denver, NC. More information on the spill can be found at lincolncounty.org or call 704-736-8495

The Lincoln County Health Director issued a Swimming Advisory at 11:00 pm Sunday, October 9, 2022

for a sewage spill at 3906 Rivendell Ln, Denver, North Carolina.  Approximately 900 gallons of

untreated sewage may have leaked into Lake Norman behind 3989 Blue Dory Ln, Denver, NC. A

wastewater spill occurred due to a sewer forcemain break. The flow has been stopped and testing of

the discharge site has commenced.   

 

As a preventive measure, the Health Director is advising all residents and boaters that this area may be

contaminated with fecal coliform.  Residents and lake users are advised not to swim or otherwise have

bodily contact in that area.   No Swimming Advisory signs will be posted, a public notification message

was sent to the properties affected and adjacent to the sewer spill site using a mass notification

system called Everbridge, and this release has been posted to the county’s website

(www.lincolncounty.org).

 

The KCWWTP has starting taking water samples and results will be forwarded to the county Public

Works department who will notify the health department and public when it is clear to resume lake

activities in this area. Until at least two consecutive samples indicate fecal coliform counts <200/ml at

all sampling sites, the swimming advisory will remain in effect.  This decision is based on state

guidelines per the Mooresville Regional Office of the NC Division of Environmental Management.

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