A swimming ban issued earlier this week for a cove on Lake Wylie has been lifted, according to Mecklenburg County Storm Water Services officials.The ban had been issued after about 800 gallons of sewage discharged into a creek from a broken sewer line. The creek flows into a Lake Wylie cove near the Riverpointe development, between the Buster Boyd Bridge and the McDowell Nature Preserve.The discharge was stopped shortly after the line break by Utilities Inc., a private company which provides sewer service in the area.Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services staff collected water samples from the area and reported that fecal coliform bacteria samples Thursday were within safe levels.
Friday, Jun. 20, 2014
Lake Wylie cove swim ban lifted
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