Earlier this year, the Danville city commissioners voted to join the Bluegrass Water Consortium. A representative of the consortium made a short pitch and said the purpose of the consortium was to seek solutions to central Kentucky's water shortage. (Danville does not have a water shortage and is not likely to have one any time in the foreseeable future.) The commissioners immediately voted to join the consortium without any discussion of the merits, if there are any, or the ramification of membership.
The consortium representative did say that a water grid was being considered similar to electric power grids. Mayor Bowling asked if this meant that Danville could sell water on the grid. The answer was "yes."
This causes me great concern, especially when I read in Wednesday's Advocate that the commissioners are already planning to sell excess treated water. Why would we want to sell our water and possibly short-supply ourselves? We all know what happened with respect to the northeast power grid a couple of weeks ago. Could this happen with a water grid, i.e.. no water?