Lake water needs immediate action

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Hey Moses Lake, wake up!

Here is a direct quote from Health District Officials on Monday: “The type of blue-green algae present can cause serious illness in people, pets and livestock, causing symptoms including jaundice, shock, abdominal pain, weakness nausea, vomiting, severe thirst, or even death.”

The time has come for the citizens of this community to stand up and demand that our elected officials get off of their rear ends and do something to improve the quality of the water in Moses Lake. Not tomorrow, not next week, but now. This problem is critical to the survival of not only the town of Moses Lake but also those businesses in surrounding communities of Grant County, not to mention the health of our food sources, our pets, our livestock and our families.

Please go to your phones and your computers and contact your local mayor, your city council members, your state and federal representatives and the governor’s office. If Jay Inslee’s presidential platform revolves around cleaning up the environment, maybe cleaning up Moses Lake can be his way to put his money where his mouth is.

Please, Chamber of Commerce members, do not stand by and watch your businesses suffer from the lack of downstream revenue lost from the death of Moses Lake.

We need to quit being satisfied with the current condition of the lake and not fall victim to those who will say, “that’s just the way it’s always been.” Moses Lake needs to be cleaned up now.

We can stand up and fight for this precious resource or we can stand by and let it die. I know what I plan to do. Will you please join me and let your voice be heard?

Kent Boyle

Moses Lake

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