Here’s the skinny; Greensboro water use declined 3 million gallons a day (mgd) from last year. A 3 mgd drop in public water use is NEWS, but not in Greensboro. But here's even bigger NEWS---public water use is now is 4 mgd lower than it was in 1995 when the scam for the Randleman Dam was just getting started. That qualifies for a front page headline in the News & Record—“GREENSBORO NEEDS LESS WATER NOW THAN IN 1995.” Greensboro’s citizens have been tricked into a new dam and reservoir, and now they are paying a very steep price for being led astray.
Water use in 1995---34.6mgd Water use in 2008---30.9mgd Projected for 2008---42.4mgd There you have it. The City of Greensboro is no predictor of future water needs. Water demand is declining. The decline will continue because rates are going up. Yet, City Council just sent $33 million to the dam authority without any discussion or challenge because the dam scam and its decade of propaganda and the suppression of facts have been so successful. Everybody’s on board with the dam. The press is its biggest cheerleader. Those who know Greensboro know this—the City of Greensboro always gets what it wants. And the City of Greensboro uses any means to get what it wants? The Randleman Dam is the City of Greensboro’s biggest and most successful scam, and its not over yet. Randleman still needs a water treatment plant and water lines connecting it to Greensboro. I wonder how much the authority will be charging Greensboro for its water, and how much Greensboro will mark it up for its water customers.
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