“EXCUSE ME DIRECTOR WILLIAMS, but isn’t it true that water use is down 3 million gallons a day (mgd) from last year and water use is down 4 mgd from 1995?”
“Well, ahhh, that’s somewhat true but….”
“SO IF YOU ARE SELLING MUCH LESS WATER THESE DAYS, doesn’t that mean you need to charge more for it to pay for operations and system improvements?”
“DID GREENSBORO BUY TOO MUCH DAM DOWN THERE IN RANDLEMAN? How will Greensboro ever use its 25.5 mgd Randleman water allocation when Greensboro only uses 31 mgd now?”
“ISN’T IT TRUE THAT YOU HAVE LOST YOUR BEST WATER CUSTOMERS—big textile mills—and now you must raise residential rates to make up for all the lost revenue from departing industry?”
“AND ISN’T IT TRUE THAT THE MORE YOU GO UP ON WATER RATES the less water people will use?....and the reduction in water use will continue?”
"And isn't it true that you closed the Water Conservation Office, ended the Water Conservation program, eliminated two Water Conservation staff positions and now you list a phony Water Conservation phone number on your website that is really a general phone number? Who do you think you are fooling Mr. Williams?
"Your honor, Greensboro water use is declining---and not just a little---and not just recently---but for 15 years now! Mr. Williams and his dam scamming partners are concealing this FACT from the people they were hired to serve. Please instruct the witness to answer the questions.