On Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at 8025 Island View Court, Denver, North Carolina, a wastewater spill occurred due to a broken sewage air relief valve on a sewer service line.
The estimated number of gallons spilled was 75 gallons. The untreated sewage flowed into an unnamed cove in 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.