Southeastern Poultry Industry Faces Drought Challenge

US - Top executives of the Georgia Poultry Federation met privately with representatives of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division last week to discuss with the city of Gainesville the possible impact of a 10 percent reduction in water use announced Tuesday by Gov. Sonny Perdue.
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With three poultry processing plants, Hall County is the largest primary poultry processing center in the state, and a cutback in the availability of water presents a significant challenge to the industry.

Mike Giles, executive vice president of the federation, the trade association for the poultry industry, said water conservation has been a top priority for the industry for 20 years.

He said unlike many water intensive industries, the Hall County plants return more pre-treated water to the wastewater system than they take from the Gainesville water system. This is due to the use of well water to supplement the public water.

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