Green Water Blues: Naperville Residents Voice Concerns Over Algae at Centennial Beach


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NAPERVILLE, IL – The color of the water at Centennial Beach has recently sparked concerns among Naperville residents, with many expressing their dissatisfaction over the presence of algae. 

According to Naperville Park District officials, the combination of warm temperatures and a lack of rainfall has triggered an upsurge in algae growth, resulting in a greener tint in the water earlier this week.

“It is not uncommon for Centennial Beach to have algae during the course of the summer swim season,” Park officials said in a statement Wednesday.  “Centennial Beach is classified as a “beach” and not as a swimming pool. The 6.2 million gallons of water are chlorinated, re-circulated, and hand skimmed to remove debris, but as a large body of water the Beach is not filtered like a typical swimming pool.”

To address these concerns, Park District officials have been closely monitoring the water quality and conducting regular tests, all of which have consistently shown normal results, affirming that swimming is safe. 


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