I have been concerned about the smart meters and following the stories in the paper including today’s story (Sept. 23) quoting BC Hydro saying there are no plans to install smart meters in our area until March 2012. Well mine arrived today.
This is despite my contacting BC Hydro by website and by phone to tell them they could access my property to check my meter but not to install a smart meter. I was told I’d receive a letter to postpone my installation, but instead they left me a meter.
It seems BC Hydro has responded to our local government’s potential banning of smart meters by rushing the installation.
For those who have yet to receive their meter, get your letters into BC Hydro and put your refusal in writing. There are people looking into a class action suit over this and a paper trail will be important.
To our local governments, we know that the World Health Organization announced on May of this year that Electromagnetic Radiation is a possible carcinogen. Also, under the Public Health Act the government must take action if they become “aware of a health hazard or health impediment within its jurisdiction.” Perhaps now you can act on our behalf.
Michele Deakin, Qualicum Beach