Danville will not join a regional drinking water network with which it had previously signed a non-binding commitment.
The city decided not to consider a continuation of its relationship with the group that plans to build a web of pipelines to connect Bluegrass cities, the Bluegrass Water Commission.
Commissioner Terry Crowley said he didn't believe that the group intends, or ever intended, to buy water from Danville. When commissioners signed the non-binding commitment they did so hoping to sell, not buy, water on the network.
Commissioner Chester Kavanaugh asked Crowley when he thought the city should stop considering joining the group.
"At the point we'd have to give them a dime, I'd shut the door," Crowley said.
The pipeline's organizers have said they plan to build a plant north of Frankfort that could treat 30 million gallons of water a day. They asked cities that surround Lexington to sign a commitment so they could get more accurate cost estimates for the cost of the plant and pipelines.