The Lincoln County Public Works had a wastewater spill on September 7, 2012, at 8109 Waterford Drive, Stanley, North Carolina, in the King Cove Subdivison.
The estimated number of gallons spilled was 200 gallons. The spill occurred due to a contractor damaging a sewer main, and the untreated sewage flowed into an unnamed cove in the area of 8122 Waterford Drive, Stanley, North Carolina, which runs into Lake Norman in the Catawba River Basin. The flow has been stopped. 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 September 7, 2012, and is reviewing the matter. For information contact Lincoln County Public Works at (704) 736-8497