DENVER – An estimated 75 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled into Lake Norman in the Denver area Wednesday, according to Lincoln County officials.
The spill was caused by a broken sewage air-relief valve on a sewer service line at 8025 Island View Court, according to an announcement from the county.
“The untreated sewage flowed into an unnamed cove in Lake Norman in the Catawba River Basin,” the county said.
The flow was stopped and testing of the discharge site is underway.
“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 county said in its announcement.