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

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

News 12 Staff

Aug 21, 2019, 11:21 AM

Updated 1,741 days ago

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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.
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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