go green: report pollution

Saturday April 19, 2014


It takes quick action to gather information about the source of potential pollution and to contain its risk to lake water quality, wildlife and persons. There are several systems in place to respond to pollution; don’t hesitate to call any of the numbers below. Leave a message after business hours.

You do not have to identify yourself when you make a report.

Signs of possible pollution: mud/sediment runoff from construction or landscaping sites; fish kills of any size; sewage overflows; unpermitted dumping or discharges of any hazardous materials such as chemicals, pesticides, petroleum products into the lake; foam or excessive bubbles, unusual color or chalky or milky appearance, unusual odor.

BE SAFE: Do NOT trespass and do NOT get near any potential chemical or sewage spill..



REPORT ANY SUSPECTED POLLUTION – 24 hours a day

Anywhere on Lake Wylie or the Catawba River

Catawba RIVERKEEPER 1-888-679-9494

 

North Carolina

NC Department of Environmental Conservation (TDEC)
1-888-891-TDEC (8332)

Pollution from sediment / erosion at construction sites
1-800-STOPMUD or 919-786-7683

In Mecklenburg County, pollution in a creek or the lake
704-336-550 or 311

More information on pollution in the lake or a creek http://www.charmeck.org/stormwater

South Carolina

SC Department of Natural Resources
1- 888- 481-0125 - 24 hours a day

 


WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO TO PROTECT LAKE WYLIE?

Learn more from The Catawba RIVERKEEPER Foundation

www.catawbariverkeeper.org