Southern Gazette (Victoria Park) - - Opinion -

I AM sur­prised by your re­port (South­ern Gazette, December 13), that says the City does monthly main­te­nance works that in­cludes weed con­trol, rub­bish col­lec­tion, ero­sion con­trol and mon­i­tor­ing of the la­goon con­di­tions and func­tion­ing, but does not men­tion the pri­mary cause of algae - fer­tiliser.

I ad­vise you to test the wa­ter for ex­ces­sive nu­tri­ents that cause algae. Coun­cils and res­i­dents use huge amounts of fer­tiliser that seep into our wa­ter­ways, lakes and la­goons with­out any govern­ment con­trol.

There is no po­lit­i­cal will to limit this fer­tiliser that has caused havoc in most, if not all our wa­ter. It has caused im­mense de­struc­tion to the beau­ti­ful en­vi­ron­ment I knew when I was young.

Few peo­ple are con­cerned with the de­struc­tion of our en­vi­ron­ment, so don't ex­pect any­thing to change. JOHN BESSELL-BROWNE, South Perth.

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