(Two More Editorials to Follow)
The beautiful lakes of Treasure Lake have a problem with contamination from synthetic chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides used by property owners to enhance the growth of their lawns and by the massive amount of synthetic chemicals used by the TLPOA on its pristine golf courses.
When the excess chemicals run off into our lakes, they cause algae blooms. When the algae die, they sink to the bottom and decompose.
These blooms are so bad that the TLPOA spends a lot of money each year to try and control them with more chemicals.
This problem has been compounding itself for decades and will not stop until the board makes the decision to stop the use of synthetic chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides.