On Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in the 8300 block of Ranger Island Marina Road, Denver, North Carolina a wastewater spill occurred.
The estimated amount of the spill that reached Lake Norman was 20 gallons. The spill occurred due to a commercial vehicle damaging a sewer connection, and the untreated sewage flowed into a cove that runs into Lake Norman in the Catawba River Basin. The flow has been stopped. The Lincoln County Health Department has been contacted, and they recommend that 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 April 10, 2013, and is reviewing the matter. For information contact Lincoln County Public Works at (704) 736-8497.