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Sewage spills into pond at Park Road Community Park, prompting advisory

Sewage spilled into the pond at Park Road Community Park on Friday, prompting a water quality advisory from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services.

A couple of hundred gallons spilled near the pond from a manhole that’s part of the park’s private sewer collection system, said Rusty Rozzelle, water quality program manager for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services. The park is in the 6200 block of Park Road in south Charlotte.

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Rusty Rozzelle, water quality program manager for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com

Workers stopped the discharge immediately after detecting it, officials said.

Staff from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services will sample water quality in the pond until bacteria levels fall within safe levels. That’s when the advisory will be lifted.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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