Lake Wylie cove swim ban lifted

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.