Student safety on the line when lake untested
Published: Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 20:09
I am writing in response to last Wednesday’s article, “Mistake at the Lake.” I am saddened to say that I don’t feel the proper steps were taken in regards to maintaining health code swimming standards for FGCU students.
For “nearly 15 years” the water was not tested? It took such an unfortunate event to happen before anyone checked the bacteria levels? I find this disturbing and feel like a more active approach would have been appropriate. Why wasn’t anyone double-checking the water samples every now and then to ensure that Miromar Lakes was upholding the standards?
After reading this article so many questions came to mind that weren’t answered, and this seems like a way bigger issue of which we have only scratched the surface.
While I do see the benefit of having the partnership with Miromar Lakes when it comes to handling wildlife, I am not sure this outweighs the fact that the water could have been contaminated for years.
Bottom line: Student safety should be upheld at all times, and this article was a wakeup call to all readers who have any concern for their health.