With all the information now flowing about how a smart meter is not compulsory and notification of intention to install is required – how can these companies continue on their aggressively persistent mission to ensure we all have one? Legally that is.
Following our recent post about the installation of a Smart (electricity) Meter on a NZ home in Taumaranui where the owner had not given consent and had in fact locked the meter – yet undeterred the lines people broke into the meter box! And here we have more of the same, this time a Smart water Meter was installed. The report comes from stopsmartmeters.org.nz …
Smart water meter installed in Waiuku NZ without consent
This morning www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz received an email from a concerned resident of Huia Street in Waiuku to say that on Monday (February 29, 2016) she found a card in her letter box informing her that a smart water meter had been installed for her home as part of a trial.
This home owner did not consent to the installation of this device which is designed to produce microwave radiation to send data about water use. In fact just the previous Friday she had received notification from the company that her “water meter did not need to be replaced.”
According to Watercare’s website the smart water meters that it is installing will transmit only once per day; however this information cannot be independently verified at this stage as the company did not state the make and model of the meter on its website. (The type of smart water meter trialed in Tairua transmits every eight seconds.)
The type of radiation produced by smart water meters (and smart electricity meters) has been classified as possible carcinogen (class 2B) by the World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer.
You can find more info at the above site on how to avoid getting a Smart (aka Advanced) Meter or how to get rid of one if you already have one. The site manager is contactable and helpful if you are having difficulties. Also check out our Smart Meter pages for further info &/or follow us to receive updates. Most importantly, watch the doco Take Back Your Power, links are at the site.
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