Clearwater district council calls for smart meter moratorium

Mayor John Harwood wrote BC Hydro, to advise that council believes citizens should have the right to choose

  • Jul. 27, 2012 6:00 a.m.

It appears that the members of District of Clearwater council are not big fans of smart meters.

Mayor John Harwood recently wrote Charles Reid, president and CEO (acting) BC Hydro, to advise him that council believes citizens should have the right to choose whether or not to have a wireless smart meter installed.

Harwood told Reid that, on June 19, council had passed a motion that staff send a letter to BC Hydro in support of optional refusal for the installation of wireless smart meters.

The motion further said BC Hydro be requested to present this “option for refusal” to the BC Utilities Commission for consideration.

Copies of the letter were sent to Premier Christy Clark and all members of the Union of BC Municipalities.

 

According to the Citizens for Safe Technology website, so far 54 B.C. municipalities have requested a moratorium on the mandatory installation of wireless smart meters. Names on the list include Vancouver and Victoria.