Hog farm potentially coming to Potwin

Kansas

Some Butler County residents are worried about what they’ll be smelling if the state approves a new hog farm near Potwin. 

Tuesday night residents were invited to a public hearing regarding the proposal at the Potwin Community Center. People voiced their concerns about a large hog farm that could go in north of town. 

The farm would have as many as 4,000 pigs. It would include two enclosed buildings on 100th Rd. The permit also mentions an animal mortality compost building and concrete waste storage tank. 

Residents are worried about the smell and possible water contamination and those with KDHE say all of that will be taken into consideration. 

“Well tonight what we’ll do is go over the terms of the plan and then we’ll take comments from the public,” said Erich Glave, director of the bureau of Environmental Field Service. “And if they can bring to us any new information that would give us something to consider other than what we’ve already gone through.”

One thing many people are worried about is how this will impact their homes and water supply. 

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