The advisory was issued today after an unknown amount of sewage
discharged from a sanitary sewer manhole. The sewage flowed into a
stream at 8746 Little Brim Lane and then into Paw Creek Cove on Lake
Wylie. The sewage discharge was discovered during the morning of
October 12, 2010. The overflow was caused by a grease blockage in the
sanitary sewer line. Within a few hours, the problem was repaired and
the discharge stopped. The sewer line is privately owned and
maintained by West Bloomfield Acres Mobile Home Park.
Lake water samples were collected today by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm
Water Services staff. Sampling will continue until levels of fecal
coliform bacteria fall below 200-colonies/100 ml, which is the level
determined to be safe for swimming. When bacteria counts reach this
level, the no swimming advisory will be lifted.