Understanding Water Usage and the Permit Process

September 30, 2022

The quantity and quality of water are important to everyone in the community. Water is also crucial to all food processing facilities, including Nicholas Meat.

Nicholas Meat appreciates public concern about water, and we address some of the more common questions about water use and the impact on the aquifer below.

Q: What process is utilized to ensure there is enough water for the community? Are permits needed?

A: Nicholas Meat is committed to ensuring there is an adequate water supply for neighbors and the community, as well as to operate the plant. Permits are required and issued by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC). The SRBC is an interstate agency that coordinates the management of water resources in the Susquehanna River Basin. Its mission is to enhance public welfare through comprehensive planning, water supply allocation, and management of water resources.

Learn more in this Information Brief: Understanding Water Usage and the Permit Process