The Brick Reservoir is first and foremost the water supply for currently over 100,000 residents in the northern Ocean County area. We are happy that we are able to provide some limited passive recreation at the Reservoir site. The following rules and regulations have been crafted with the protection of the water supply as a central concern. All visitors to the Brick Reservoir must abide by the following guidelines for their own personal safety, as well as the environmental safety and security of the Reservoir ecosystem.

  1. No Littering.
  2. No entrance to restricted areas at the Reservoir as posted.
  3. No Swimming.
  4. No Boating of any kind.
  5. Artificial lures only.
  6. Fishing is permitted in the designated fishing areas only.
  7. No cleaning of fishon Reservoir property.
  8. No fires.
  9. No hand sleds, bobs, tubes, carts, skateboards, bicycles, roller blades or other vehicles on wheels or runners, including flying objects.
  10. No radio controlled devices such as boats, planes, & cars.
  11. No alcoholic beverages, drugs or narcotics shall be consumed or distributed on Reservoir Property.
  12. No loudspeakers, public address systems, or amplifiers of any kind. Personal audio equipment, musical instruments or other sound producing mechanism should be kept at a level that cannot be heard more than 100 feet from the source.
  13. No ball playing.
  14. Parking in designated parking areas only.
  15. No vehicles, including bicycles are to be driven past the designated parking lots.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. What is the distance around the reservoir?
    When traveling the paved pathway, the distance is 1.6 miles.

  2. How big is the property?
    The property is a 120 acre tract that borders Brick and Wall townships.

  3. How many acres are covered by water?
    The water surface is approximately 90 acres.

  4. How many gallons of water does the reservoir hold?
    The reservoir holds approximately one billion gallons.

  5. How is the reservoir replenished?
    Water from the Metedeconk River is pumped up to the reservoir.

  6. Why are rocks around the reservoir?
    Rocks protect the slope/shore line and absorb wave action in the reservoir.

  7. Does the reservoir have a liner?

  8. Is the liner protected?
    Yes. It is covered with 18 inches of acceptable soils.

  9. Why are there cameras around the reservoir?
    Cameras are for security and site management purposes. Signals are received at our central water treatment facility.

  10. How much sand was removed from the reservoir?
    There were 60,000 truckloads of sand removed during construction.

  11. What size pipe feeds the reservoir?
    A 42 inch ductile iron pipe carries water from the Metedeconk River to the reservoir.

  12. Does the water from the reservoir flow by gravity back to the Brick Utilities treatment plant?
    Yes. It was designed this way to save energy costs.

  13. What is the thickness of the liner in the reservoir?
    The liner thickness is 40 mil., comparable to the thickness of a credit card.