Be clear and firm in your non-acceptance of a smart meter. Send, via registered mail, your utility a letter. Templates are below.
*JAN 2013 UPDATE: THE ‘PRIVATE ACTION PLAN’ BC DOCUMENTS HAVE BEEN UPDATED: HERE.
*OCT 2012 UPDATE: NEW EFFECTIVE DOCUMENTS HERE.
The power company may attempt to intimidate you either on the phone, in person, or in a letter. You may wish to craft a reply letter to their standard response (example). Remember to not put up with any bullying or intimidation, and always correspond in writing.
Post signs to protect the analog meter on your home. It’s been highly recommend to post NOTICE and/or NO TRESPASS signs (examples) adjacent to their analog meter.
And, LOCK IT UP! Tens of thousands are now locking up their analog meter, which prevents it from being swapped with a smart meter. You have a legal right to health, and freedom from being spied on. (locks for sale here | a creative example | web search).
Send, via registered mail, a Removal Demand letter (example). And add your terms, if necessary give a specific number of days to perform, and clearly lay out monetary consequences if do your directions are not followed. Documentation, and being forthright with your public servants is key. A key point to understand is that you get to specify what you want to happen here. There are many cases of smart meters being replaced with analog meters, for those willing to take a stand for their rights. An option available to you is purchasing your own analog meter, and sending the power company “smart” device back to them. (video: removing a smart meter | analog meter sources: here, here, here)
Inform your neighbours, friends, family, contact lists, and social media of this website and other encouraging information (see neighbourhood opt-out package (4 docs), and printable brochure examples here and here). Notify the media, radio stations, newspapers, magazines and TV stations. Notify your local, regional and federal government officials, ombudsman, privacy commissioner, human rights tribunal, etc. Many of them simply do not know the facts, and especially at the local level they may very well appreciate to hear from you… case in point: the 41+ municipalities on BC, and more than 50 in California, who have issued moratoriums against smart meters! The sole reason for this progress has been people like you speaking up.
Many provinces and states have legislation which REQUIRES the municipal governments to act, if there is a potential health risk to the citizens. If they do not act, they are liable. When communicating with your local governments, it is critical to find out the applicable law in your region, and hold them accountable to it. They may act out of humanity, but they will definitely act if they see they will be held liable. Example: see BC’s Public Health Act, Section 83.
A global community is awakening, in fact a whole new way of looking at the world, and everyone is needed to support in their own way. In addition to funding, two other ways of providing far-reaching support are just as vital: sharing information, and focusing positive and creative thoughts. According to your ability, make a much-needed contribution to help us complete the feature film. The greater the level of backing in this movement, the more avenues through which we can get the word out.
…And feel good about taking a stand… you are helping the entire planet arise to a better way of living!
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Coming soon… ‘Take Back Your Power’ is an eye-opening documentary which investigates the “smart” meter program currently being implemented worldwide by most of the major utility companies. These devices are being installed often without the consent – and sometimes against the protests – of property owners. The film uncovers alarming issues about health, privacy, property rights, corporate fraud, and vulnerability issues inherent in the “smart” grid.