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Poultry farming growth hits northeast Oklahoma water supply


TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Families living near new and larger poultry farms in northeast Oklahoma are blaming the facilities for their diminishing water supply.

The planned construction of an upgraded poultry processing facility in nearby Arkansas has prompted the growth in chicken farming, The Tulsa World reported.

Peggy Thompson said her family home in Rose had a good supply of well water for generations, but that the poultry operations are using it all up.

"I have to drive 10 miles to do laundry at a Laundromat now instead of doing it in my own home," Thompson said.

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