If Sanderson Farms is built in our water shed, what extent will residents of Rocky Mount be inconvenienced by the plant’s 1.2 to 1.5 million gallon per day water demand?
This recent rain is welcomed but in another month Rocky Mount will be under voluntary water conservation.
The Tar River Reservoir can be and historically has been stressed June through October because of seasonal decreased rainfall, increased agricultural demands for water and natural water evaporation.
The plan is for Sanderson wells to tap into a deep aquifer and the plant will buy additional water from the city.
You cannot convince me that you can drain from the aquifer and the reservoir and not impact our water supply.
What will be the real cost of Sanderson Farms to the residents of Rocky Mount?