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No swim advisory lifted after test

Torrence Chapel Estates Circle. Knox Cove is to the left, below Fiesta Place

June 1. The no swimming advisory for Knox Cove near Torrence Chapel Estates Circle has been lifted after laboratory results indicated bacteria counts were within safe limits.

On Saturday we reported roughly 460 gallons of sewage spilled into the lake due to a damaged pipe on Torrence Chapel Estates Circle.

The damage was caused by a private contractor while performing horizontal drilling. The pipe has been repaired, according to Charlotte Mecklenburg Storm Water Services.

Sewage spills in 2021-23


150 gallons on Yachtman Drive in February

458 gallons on Blakely Shores in March

405 gallons on Paradise Cove in June

200 gallons on Paradise Cove in July

50 gallons on Peninsula Club in September

2,695 gallons on Queensdale in December


520 gallons on Davidson Street in February

84 gallons on Mainsail in March

120 gallons on Peninsula Club in March

630 gallons on Spinnakers Reach in April

600 gallons on Meta in June

515 gallons on Holiday Lane in July

93 gallons on Belle Isle in October


460 gallons Knox Cove/Torrence Chapel Estates