Sewage discharged into Lake Wylie, prompting alerts

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Sewage discharge from a private septic tank caused alerts against recreation in the Boyds Cove area of Lake Wylie this week.

Sewage discharge came from private septic system

A Lake Wylie cove has a no swim advisory issued after a sewage discharge, according to the Rock Hill Herald and WBTV News.

Mecklenburg County issued the advisory for a part of Boyds Cove in the Palisades, Red Fez Club Road area of Steele Creek. The larger cove is across the main channel of Lake Wylie from the River Hills subdivision in Lake Wylie.

An unknown amount of untreated sewage entered Boyds Cove on Monday. According to the county, the discharge was caused by a failing private septic system on Bunch Walnuts Road. The Mecklenburg County Health Department is working with the owner on needed repairs.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services will monitor the cove and test until conditions are found safe for human contact. Then, the no swim advisory will be lifted.

“Since Lake Wylie is heavily used for recreation, it is important to inform residents of the sewage discharge and advise against swimming in the impacted area due to the potential risk to human health,” said Rusty Rozzelle, water quality program manager for the storm water department.

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