New phosphorous limits imposed by the International Joint Commission are important for water quality.
"I think those limits are important. Whether they're exactly the right limits, I don't have the scientific background," said Diane Schwartz-Williams from the Lake of the Woods District Property Owners Association.
The joint commission introduced limits last month, in an effort to reduce algae blooms. Commission members decided to adopt American limits set by Minnesota. More research is expected to provide more information by 2020.
"Fertilizers on your grass, even washing your car and oils and stuff coming off and going into the lake. Ultimately, all that stuff ends up in the lake," Schwartz-Williams added.
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