At 10:30am on April 9, 2009 the Lincoln County Health Director cancelled the No Swimming Advisory issued April 6, 2009 for the wastewater spill entering into Lake Norman
at 8191 Bay Pointe Drive off Burton Lane in Denver NC. This decision is based on daily water sample testing conducted by the county’s Public Works Department from three sites near the affected area.
On April 7 and 8, two consecutive daily water samples taken from all three sites indicated fecal coliform counts below the maximum allowable contaminant level (must be <200 parts per billion). This meets North Carolina Division of Water Quality standards and therefore the swim advisory has been lifted.
The advisory was originally issued 4-6-09 when approximately 300 gallons of sewage spilled into Lake Norman. This was due to a broken sewer line at 8236 Bay Pointe Drive caused by a private contractor driving over the line.
Nearby residents are being notified today of the swimming advisory cancellation through Reverse 911 phone messages. The general public is being notified through this press release faxed to local media and posted on the county’s website, www.lincolncounty.org – click on “Emergency Alerts”. For further information, please contact Lincoln County Public Works at (704) 736-8497.
April 9, 2009