Smart meters not necessary

Thank you for letting people know it’s possible to avoid getting a smart meter right away simply by informing BC Hydro

Dear editor:

Thank you for letting people know it’s possible to avoid getting a smart meter right away simply by informing BC Hydro and posting a note on your meter.  

Faced with thousands of reports of ill health effects and complaints regarding the surveillance capabilities and security vulnerabilities of smart meters,  utilities commissions in more North American jurisdictions are reversing policy and ensuring citizens the right to keep their analog meter, or to choose a phone line-connected smart meter.

People in BC will eventually also gain the freedom to decide for themselves if they want to take the privacy and health risks.

BC Hydro contractors, Corix Utilities, are destroying the analog meters as fast as they replace them.

If you’re not 100 per cent sure you want a smart meter, it might be an idea to download a sign from Citizens for Safe Technology and put it up.

My guess is it will be easier and less expensive just to keep your old meter than to wait in line for BC Hydro to find you a new analog meter and schedule a retrofit.

Ed Rubin

Surrey, B.C.

 

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