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Posted on: July 8, 2019

PRESS RELEASE: Notification of Wastewater Spill in Lincoln County

On Sunday July 07, 2019, at 7755 Blades Trail, Denver, North Carolina, a wastewater spill occurred due to an electrical malfunction at Pump Station #4.

House Bill 1160, which the General Assembly enacted in July 1999, require municipalities, animal operations, industries and others who operate waste handling systems issue news releases when a waste spill of 1,000 gallons or more reaches surface waters.

In accordance with this regulation, the following news release has been prepared and issued in the affected county:

On Sunday July 07, 2019, at 7755 Blades Trail, Denver, North Carolina, a wastewater spill occurred due to an electrical malfunction at Pump Station #4. The estimated number of gallons spilled was 30 gallons. The untreated sewage flowed into the Burton Creek which deposits into an unnamed cove on Lake Norman in the Catawba River Basin. The flow has been stopped and testing of the discharge site has commenced. The Lincoln County Health Department has been notified and the Health Department recommends that all boaters, fishermen and swimmers avoid contact with the lake water in this area until further notification.

The Division of Water Quality was notified of the event on July 07, 2019, and is reviewing the matter. For information contact Lincoln County Public Works at (704) 736-8497.

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