Manasquan Reservoir impacted by algae; officials say drinking water is safe

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Officials say the Manasquan Reservoir in Howell is one of several bodies of water in New Jersey impacted by algae.

According to officials, the blooms can be dangerous if a person’s body touches them.

RELATED: Officials confirm water in Manasquan Reservoir in Howell contaminated 

Officials are assuring residents the drinking water is safe -- for towns that use the reservoir.

Record setting rainfall over the past year is one of the factors creating the blooms. 

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