LA­GOON LAMENT

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

I READ your very timely re­port and ex­po­sure of the al­gae and mos­quito build-up in the Sal­ter Point La­goon in the lat­est South­ern Gazette.

Hav­ing walked around the area and in par­tic­u­lar the mouth of the la­goon, I too am deeply con­cerned about the health of the la­goon.

Over the years, since 1997, I have no­ticed the mouth of the la­goon be­ing choked with stag­nant wa­ter, al­gae growth and a grad­ual in­crease of mos­qui­toes. The coun­cil is aware and has pre­vi­ously attempted mos­quito erad­i­ca­tion pro­grams.

The City of South Perth CEO’s re­sponse does not deal with the pre­cise con­cerns of clear­ing the mouth of the la­goon, as its own con­sul­tant had sug­gested.

If the grad­ual de­cline in the health of the la­goon is ig­nored, the pa­tient will surely die. SUKHWANT SINGH, Sal­ter Point.

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