No Swimming Advisory issued for Paw Creek Cove on Lake Wylie lifted

A No Swimming advisory issued for Paw Creek Cove on Lake Wylie just south of Old Dowd Road in Mecklenburg County has been lifted, officials said.

The “no swimming” advisory was issued following the detection of a discharge of untreated sewage to Paw Creek Cove, which enters Lake Wylie downstream of Wilkinson Blvd.  The discharge was caused by a privately owned sanitary sewer line overflow in the West Bloomfield Mobile Home Park.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services staff said they will monitor water quality in the affected area until conditions are deemed safe for human contact. When conditions are determined to be safe, the no swimming advisory will be lifted.

Rusty Rozzelle, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services’ Water Quality Program Manager, said the advisories are standard procedure. "It was necessary to close the areas to recreation because of the potential risk to human health. That’s because Lake Wylie is designated as recreational waters,” said Rozzelle. 

Water samples collected by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services’ staff revealed that bacteria counts were within safe limits and the advisory was lifted.