I fully support water metering to conserve and better manage our precious water resources. However, I do not support the use of wireless technology to transmit the water use data.
Our everyday lives are becoming more and more bombarded by electrosmog: cell phones, wireless Internet in schools and public spaces, BC Hydro smart meters and now utilities.
After researching studies from all sides of the debate, it is clear that we still do not know the long-term, cumulative health effects of these forms of radiation, especially on infants and children, whose cells are multiplying quickly. These are our future generations. There are indications of possible adverse effects, and we should be taking measures to avoid these risks.
I urge our local government to reconsider the use of wireless technology for water metering. Alternative wired solutions do exist and are known to be reliable and cost effective. To not give citizens a choice on matters that could affect our health in and around our own homes is not democratic.
Baeleay Callister, Halfmoon Bay