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Rutland Water Beach and Aqua Park closed again because of toxic blue green algae




Toxic blue green algae has returned to a popular beauty spot and tourist attraction.

The Rutland Water Beach and Aqua Park had been closed for just over a week because of the algae but had re-opened on Sunday.

The Beach and Aqua Park closed again today (July 31) and will also be closed tomorrow (August 1).

Rutland Water Beach
Rutland Water Beach

There are restrictions on paddle boarding but other watersports are permitted.

Angling is unaffected and hand sanitiser is included in the ticket price and can be obtained from the lodge.

Rutland Water Beach
Rutland Water Beach

An Anglian Water spokesman, said: Unfortunately we have seen the levels of blue green algae increase again at Rutland Water which has resulted in us needing to close the beach, Aqua Park and water sports at the site today.

"The health and safety of our visitors is paramount, and we are sorry for any disappointment caused to visitors who will no doubt have been looking forward to their visit to the Aqua Park and our beach however, customer safety must come first.

“We would like to remind visitors that dogs are not allowed in the water at the reservoir at any time of the year.

"Blue green algae can be toxic to dogs, so please take responsibility for their safety.

"We are monitoring the algae levels closely and are hoping to get things back up and running as soon as possible.

“To keep updated please visit the official Facebook page and we would like to remind visitors there is still plenty to do at Rutland Water with lots of activities for the whole family.”

The hot weather had led to the rapid growth of the algae.

Anyone with an Aqua Park booking, should check their emails and will have received a refund directly into the bank account that was used.

There will also be free credit for a future booking.

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