SARATOGA (WKOW) — People opposed to a 7,000-acre dairy farm in Wood County say they're most concerned about the quality and quantity of water.
About 350 people were at a Saratoga Town Hall meeting Sunday to get an update on water testing. According to the Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, Wood County extension agent Peter told the crowd the water quality in Saratoga is better than most communities. He says none of the 79 water samples tested above the recommended level of nitrogen.
The Golden Sands Dairy plans to build its own high-capacity wells for the farm and its 5,300 animals. Some residents are worried that will cause their own private wells to dry up.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources plans to hold a public hearing on the well permits.
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