FACT: In the mid-90's Greensboro could have easily connected to Burlington's water and even signed a long-range contract for Burlington's extra water. Those options were hidden from the public so Greensboro could maintain its low reservoirs and secure the permits and funding for the Randleman Dam.
FACT: Greensboro Utility Director Ray Shaw suppressed information about the availability of Burlington's water resources because Shaw had a dream to build the Randleman Dam. It was the "only option" according to him. In fact, Shaw and the City actually believed they would oversee the engineering and construction of the dam and the daily operations of the Randleman water plant. Instead, PTRWA decided to do its own engineering and operations.
FACT: After the Randleman Dam was fully approved, Greensboro then connected to Burlington's water. Water Director Allan Williams recently accused Burlington's water as being "expensive" and claimed that Randleman's water will be "much cheaper." Williams is lying again. His claim is designed to keep citizens from questioning the Randleman project.
FACT: Randleman's water will be much more expensive than Burlington's water when you consider that Randleman has development costs whereas Burlington's water works already exists. You would think that some news reporter would have challenged Williams' claim that Randleman water will be cheaper. Not in Greensboro.
Is any of this finally becoming clear to Greensboro's citizens?