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Swim advisory lifted

SARAH LOWERY
Staff Writer

The swim-advisory notice put in place Friday due to a sewer spill in the southeastern part of Lincoln County was lifted Monday afternoon following the testing of collected water samples over the weekend.

A press release from the county’s Public Works Department said two consecutive samples showed test results below the required maximum levels and all sampling now meets the North Carolina Division of Water Quality standards. The Lincoln County Health Department approved the cancellation of the advisory at 2:30 p.m.

An estimated 200 gallons of untreated sewage had spilled out at the 8100 block of Waterford Drive in the King Cove Subdivision into Lake Norman in the Catawba River Basin Friday afternoon after a concrete truck had backed over the pressurized line, thereby crushing it. The flow was contained, and cleanup procedures were immediately implemented.

For more information, contact Lincoln County Public Works at (704) 736-8497.

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