The battle over the Arbuckle Simpson Aquifer in Johnston County is heating up again. Martin Marietta, an aggregate company near Mill Creek, applied for a permit through the Oklahoma Water Resources Board in January to pump more water from the aquifer.
This week Citizens for the Protection of the Arbuckle Simpson Aquifer (CPASA) filed a protest letter with the resources board to keep that from happening.
They say streams and rivers in Johnston County are drying up as it is, and they don't need companies like Martin Marietta contributing to the problem.
CPASA says they will be hearing in Oklahoma City later this month to discuss the permit.