It is one of the most popular lakes in North Carolina but be advised, you should not swim in a part of it. At least not for awhile. Part of this North Carolina lake is under a no swim advisory due to sewage spill.
Swimming is too risky in one particular cove, where a reported 460 gallons of sewage was spilled in the Cornelius area. Charlotte-Mecklenburg storm water services alerted people in the area. A Contractor reportedly caused the damage by drilling into a pipe causing the spill May 28.
The good news is the spill was stopped and the pipe was repaired. It happened on Torrence Chapel Estates Circle near I 77 in Cornelius, North Carolina. That is near the Catawba Avenue exit. Authorities say they will monitor bacteria levels in the water. When they consider it safe the no swimming advisory will be lifted.
Residents in the Lake Norman area can get updates by texting MECKNOSWIM to 888-777. Be sure and make sure levels are safe before you swim. To learn more get details here from the Charlotte Observer.