CARTWRIGHT, Okla. (KTEN) — Residents of this small Bryan County community west of Colbert say they are concerned about a sand mine set to begin operations just feet behind their homes.

North Texas Natural Select Materials LLC is the largest sand and fill provider in the Dallas area.

The company filled out a transfer application to be considered by the Oklahoma Department of Mines to operate in Cartwright, Oklahoma, within a mile of Lake Texoma.

Sherri Wright and her husband have lived in their Cartwright home for 25 years now.

"It was basically a 24 hour, seven days a week operation with semi trucks going through there constantly, excavators going the whole time loading the truck," Wright said.

When the operation started just 40 feet behind the Wright's property, there were just a few other houses on their street.

Now that the neighborhood has grown, the Wrights are worried that their neighbors don't know what's coming.

"There were a number of times where I was actually woken up with the truck coming around in the middle of the night," said Wright.

On top of the noise and air pollution, some people are concerned with the potential impact on the town's water table and individual water wells.

"When we saw that it was happening again it made us pretty nervous that that was something we need to be concerned with, just about every house in this neighborhood has a well," Wright said.

Residents have three days until the May 24 deadline to submit any concerns to the ODM before a decision is made.

To voice your concerns, visit the Oklahoma Department of Mines website,  call them at 405-427-3859, or send a letter to:

Oklahoma Department of Mines
2195 North Classen Blvd., Suite 213
Oklahoma City, OK, 73106