ATTENTION ARDEN HILLS RESIDENTS!  Lawyer wanted

Arden Hills, MN - City expanding power to monitor citizens in their homes. 

The city is now monitoring when we flush our toilets.

Smart meters have been associated with privacy issues, data security issues, and fire safety issues, but the biggest danger from RF (radio frequency) meters may be from the signals they give off while reporting their data to the central utility office.  This is based upon over 1800 new scientific studies and includes 29 independent science and medical experts from around the world.  

Cell phone users, parents-to-be, young children and pregnant women are at particular risk.  This is also based upon May 2011 report from the World Health Organization (WHO) that radio frequency RF radiation (aka wireless) is classified as a 2b carcinogen, same as DDT and lead.

Problem 1:  PRIVACY CONCERNS:  The new ‘smart’ water meter updates water usage every 4 seconds.  Then it sends water usage every hour to the city.      No Opt Out option given by the city.

Where is our privacy?  If you stop using water for the night at 10pm the city will know because they will get signals during the night of no water usage.  If the city gets a signal at 2am saying you used 1.5 gallons, then the city knows you just flushed your toilet.  The government does not need to know when we flush our toilet (each flush uses the same amount of water in your home).  They will even use the information to prosecute you if you water your lawn on the wrong days.

Where is our privacy?  After a few weeks usage patterns will emerge.  The city will see water not being used specific times of day and on specific days of the week giving the city (and anyone else) information regarding when we are gone for work/school.  We cannot trust government officials with this data OR even the company that sends the signal to the city. Worse yet, the Freedom of Information act allows this data to be given to anyone who asks, including prospective burglars and pedophiles who can figure out when we are home and when we are gone making it a prime database for criminals.         No Opt Out option given by the city.

The Fourth Amendment protects the right to be left alone from interference by the government.  Reporting water usage every 4 seconds, every hour, even every day is too often.  Can you accept that?

Smart meter story 1 of 2: 
http://www.wnd.com/2012/12/watching-out-for-governments-other-purposes 
WND EXCLUSIVE  WATCHING OUT FOR GOVERNMENT'S 'OTHER PURPOSES'
 
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Problem 2:  HEALTH CONCERNS:  'Smart' units blamed for sleep troubles, stress, headaches AND heart problems.  
No Opt Out option given by the city.

We all know about the health studies of people who are on cell phones too much.  Cell phones should not be near your head hours a day, 7 days a week because the signal is not be good for you – the same goes for cordless phones (DECT 6.0). 

Well, these new water meters will be right in your home, only a few feet from infants, kids, and adults, sending an even stronger signal 24/7 using the 450-470 MHz band making it a major health concern.  Can you accept that?      Four different times I have asked the city (public works director and the full city council) to install the meter outside the home because the manufacture said that is an option, but the city has refused.  Why not let them get installed outside where they possibly would be safer than installing them inside the house nearer where you live and sleep?      No Opt Out option given.

In May 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified radio frequency (RF) radiation (aka wireless) as a 2b carcinogen, same as DDT and lead.  The classification was based on long term cell phone studies, but is applicable to all wireless devices: cell phones, DECT and cordless phones, wi-fi, cell towers, baby monitors, Smart Meters and other wireless devices.

List of Common Symptoms:
Sleep Problems: Sleep disorders are the most common symptom reported. This includes insomnia or the inability to go into deep sleep. Many people report that their sleep problems began the night the SmartMeters were installed in their neighborhood.
Headaches: Many people experience mild to severe headaches when they are in the presence of SmartMeters. Mn ay people have reported that as soon as they left their home on vacation, their headaches vanish. But upon returning to their home or SmartMeter installed area, the headaches come back immediately.
Ringing in the ears
Confusion or difficulty concentrating
Fatigue
Increased stress and agitation
Heart palpitations
Tingling sensations thought the body
Difficulty breathing or heaviness in the chest and lungs

There are many other symptoms that have been reported, but the above list are the most common.

Smart meter story 2 of 2:
http://www.wnd.com/2012/12/health-hazards-linked-to-utility-meters/ 
WND EXCLUSIVE  HEALTH HAZARDS LINKED TO UTILITY METERS 'Smart' units blamed for sleep troubles, stress, headaches, heart problems

Health problems listed:  http://smartmeterhelp.com/HealthSymptoms.cfm  and also http://stopsmartmeters.org/

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Could you cell phone be killing you?   http://www.wnd.com/2012/12/is-your-beloved-cell-phone-killing-you/
Could WiFi be killing you?  http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/are-you-living-close-to-cancer-generator/

01/03/2013 national news story:
http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/now-radio-waves-coming-from-your-faucet/          Or click here

St. Paul Pioneer Press:
http://www.twincities.com/opinion/ci_22083717/one-strike-left

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CITY RESPONSE:   No Opt Out option given by the city.

The city has said 
"The City Council certainly does have the ability to place a surcharge on properties that refuse to allow the new reader system to be installed".   

The City Council's response is
"While it monitors water use, I'm sure there is no intent for invasion of privacy."  

Four different times I have asked the city (public works director and the full city council) to install the meter outside the home because the manufacture said that is an option, but the city has refused.  Why not let them get installed outside where they possibly would be safer than installing them inside the house nearer where you live and sleep?

They want us to TRUST THEM.   Do we really want them to have that much knowledge and do we trust all government employees?  I certainly don't.

Please contact the Arden Hills City:
Arden Hills City website 
http://www.ci.arden-hills.mn.us/
Main Arden Hills city person to contact: 
terry.maurer@ci.arden-hills.mn.us  Public Works Director 651.792.7847
City emailcityhall@ci.arden-hills.mn.us

Arden Hills city Phone: 651.792.7800
Arden Hills city Fax:  651.634.5137

Equipment from: http://www.badgermeter.com/   Galaxy meters from Badger meter company.

 

UPDATE: 

From: TMaurer@cityofardenhills.org
To:   xxxxxx
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 15:00:03 -0500
Subject: Water Meter Reader

Mr. Cook,
 
The City of Arden Hills will place the Galaxy Box on the outside of your residence as you requested last year. Please contact me with a convenient time and I will have a City Public Works employee come over to install the reader and Galaxy Box.

We will place the Galaxy Box on the outside of you residence 4 to 7 feet off of the ground level at a location of your choosing.
 
 Terry Maurer PE
 Public Works Director
 City of Arden Hills
 1245 West Highway 96
 Arden Hills, MN 55112-5743
 (651) 792-7847
 terry.maurer@ci.arden-hills.mn.us

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Safe Technology Minnesota:
http://safetechmn.org/home.htm
and
http://www.minnesotanaturalhealth.org/safetechnologyminnesota.html

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LAWYER wanted to help fight the city to STOP this illegal act

Please spread the word.  Looking for help fighting the city.   (help from a neighbor or lawyer)

To contact me by email manager@ardenhills.org

Smart/intelligent suggestion from concerned citizen:
Since ALL information the city has, is considered "public information" and available to ANYONE who simply asks for it, I'd like to suggest that the Arden Hills Resident:
a) demand the complete set of records delivered by the new meters on a CD or DVD (to keep the cost down)
b) hold a news conference to make the public aware that anyone who wanted to know what time of day their house is probably empty can now demand that Arden Hills supply them with the information.
c) I would suggest that the Arden Hills resident run the CD through a shredder at the conference too.

   
News Letter             1st Notice              2nd notice

01/03/2013 national news story:
http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/now-radio-waves-coming-from-your-faucet/      Or click here

More news stories:
http://beforeitsnews.com/health/2013/01/now-radio-waves-coming-from-your-faucet-2464470.html
http://godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message2101255/pg1
https://www.sodahead.com/living/now-radio-waves-coming-from-your-faucet/question-3433211/

 

PS:  My house burned down on July 4th a few years ago and I am still very afraid of fires and these smart meters HAVE started fires according to several fire marshals that invested some of these fires.  I can't and will not have something that could burn my house down again, that is detrimental to my health and invades my privacy as these do. 

“The entire government (federal, state, county, city) acts as if we have no Constitution at all, as if there were no limits to anything they could do,” he said. “It never seems to cross their mind that there are very few things they are allowed to do. We are dealing with a systemic problem of illegitimacy across all branches of government.”

Smart meter story 1 of 2:
http://www.wnd.com/2012/12/watching-out-for-governments-other-purposes

WND EXCLUSIVE

WATCHING OUT FOR GOVERNMENT'S 'OTHER PURPOSES'

It was those “other purposes” that pushed the smart grid and smart meters into the forefront of controversy.

The bill authorized a “demonstration” of the Smart Electrical Grid and smart meters, the meters being singled out as the “integration of … smart metering technology.”

Proponents for the meters say they make it easier for customers to balance their electrical usage by monitoring usage and moving demand to off-peak hours. For example, a homeowner may decide to do laundry very early in the morning or late at night rather during the middle of the day when electrical usage and rates are higher.

Pacific Gas & Electric already implemented the smart meter system, which includes natural gas as well as electrical metering.

PG&E is one of the largest combination natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. The utility provides natural gas and electricity to over 10 million customers in most of the northern two-thirds of California, ranging from Bakersfield to the Oregon border.

Their trademarked “SmartMeter” system collects electric and natural gas usage data from both homes and businesses and transmits the information back to the utility company via wireless communication. The gas usage is reported every 24 hours while the electrical usage and the usage billing rate is sent to the utility company every 15 minutes. Future plans call for fully automated home energy management systems as well.

For customers who do not wish to have smart meters installed in their home or business, PG&E is offering a SmartMeter Opt-Out program. For an initial charge of $75 and $10 per month, customers can have their meters read manually.

That PG&E even offers the program is a measure of the level of concern some people have with the program. In July 2012, PG&E CEO, Tony Earley acknowledged that PG&E had “lost its way” and needed to regain the trust of its customers.

In early 2011, PG&E issued a report of the results of the program. For the period of 2007-2010, the benefits of the PG&E SmartMeter program were estimated to be $125 million, while the project cost was estimated to be more than $2 billion.

PG&E and others justify the costs a number of ways. The biggest reason is “anthropogenic (man-made) global warming.” Those who believe there is an increase in the average temperature of the earth, and that man is the cause, believe a reduction of electrical usage  can stop the warming of the planet. Electricity is generated primarily by natural gas and coal fired power plants that emit CO2, which some believe contributes to global warming.

Others justify the costs based on the elusive goal of total energy independence from foreign energy sources. Smart meters are just part of a grand plan to reduce dependence on foreign oil by using less electricity in homes and businesses and using the extra power plant capacity to power electric cars.

PG&E is not the only company that is touting the advantages of smart meters. Utility companies across the country, as well as Europe, are moving ahead with plans to install smart meters throughout their respective systems.

The smart-meter program, though, has its critics, and they are both numerous and vocal as an earlier WND article outlined.

One of the concerns is the cost.

Proponents of smart meters say that giving immediate information to utility customers on their energy usage will make them more aware of their energy consumption and will consume less power as a result.

That information, however, doesn’t come cheap. As can be seen from the PG&E example, a smart meter program may take decades before it pays for itself.

That payback figure may take even longer than expected due to recent natural gas finds in the United States. Energy companies have found themselves in a natural gas glut that has depressed prices to the lowest levels in a decade. These depressed energy prices should reduce electricity costs for consumers, making smart meters less attractive.

In addition, in most cases, the customer would have to bear the cost of setting up a home network to access the information in the meter and monitor their power consumption. The utility company is interested in harvesting the billing information for the electricity coming into the house. They are not interested in how it is used, at least for now.

The argument for using smart meters to stem global warming is also losing its appeal as doubts have arisen about the entire global warming issue, and it is taking a back burner to the economic problems in the country.

There is also a concern among both customers and utility companies about the security of the meters. At this year’s Black Hat computer hacking conference, two smart meter hacking tools were demonstrated. While these “hacks” could be used to check for smart meter vulnerabilities, such as password strength levels, they could also be used by a customer or a third party to commit fraud.

According to Spencer McIntyre, a member of a team that developed the hacking tools, “Our tool is framework-extensible by the community: It’s completely open source. … Being able to write and read from a meter … could be used for fraud, which is a large concern for power companies.”

Other privacy advocates are worried that smart meters and smart home networks may be used for more than just monitoring energy usage. Power companies (and governments) may use the meters to cut power to home with a series of keystrokes.

Insurance companies are another source of concern for utility customers. If the data gathered by smart meters is obtained by insurance companies, they could use that information to generate a profile of a person’s living habits. For example, if a customer shows a spike in their electricity usage at 2 a.m. on a regular basis, an insurance company could infer that the customer stays out late at night in a bar and could be driving home drunk. Their insurance rates could increase accordingly, unbeknownst to the customer, who actually works the night shift at a local factory.

If someone installs a smart network in their home with smart meters on their electrical appliances, even more detailed information could be obtained about the customer.

The largest concerns however, are the health and safety effects of the meters.

Several lawsuits have been filed over the safety aspects of these meters. Cases have been reported in which the meters have burst into flames. One complaint stated that the meters have defective components, can overheat to the point of failure and have defective internal components that can lead to combustion.

Other, more serious complaints revolve around the negative health effects of the meters.

Electric customers with smart meters have complained about having health problems. Among them are difficulty sleeping, headaches, ringing in the ears, disorientation and unexplained stress.

One person has complained: “I have been suffering since the (smart meter) installation of three meters in my (apartment) complex … I now have fatigue and headaches, nausea unexplained and nosebleeds at the oddest times for no other reason. … Our entire country … is now a sea of massive radiation from the thousands of smart meters now installed.”

Another customer reported: “I am plagued with various health issues because of the smart meters, such as insomnia, constant headaches, blurred vision and ringing in my ears, and other various aches and pains. I understand that others are suffering from various health issues throughout the state and country as well. I do not want this device on my home or in my neighborhood. … I want this smart meter removed now!”

While government officials, power company representatives and researchers all discount the relationship between physical ailments and smart meters, the number of widespread complaints about smart meters warrant further investigation.


Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2012/12/watching-out-for-governments-other-purposes/#GOThjXYp1v0BEj8J.99 

Smart meter story 2 of 2:
http://www.wnd.com/2012/12/health-hazards-linked-to-utility-meters/

WND EXCLUSIVE

HEALTH HAZARDS LINKED TO UTILITY METERS

'Smart' units blamed for sleep troubles, stress, headaches, heart problems


Editor’s Note: This is the final article in a series about smart meters and the technology that critics fear could allow utilities and government to monitor how and for what reason energy is used inside your home. The first article explained the “other purposes” government has for the technology. The second article discussed the dangers from meters that explode or ignite.

Smart meters have been associated with privacy issues, data security issues, and fire safety issues, but the biggest danger from RF (radio frequency) meters may be from the signals they give off while reporting their data to the central utility office.

A study conducted by the industry group, the Electric Power Research Institute, concluded that in their tests the radio frequency emissions of smart meters are well within federal safety guidelines. A Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) study titled, “Summary Discussion of RF Fields and the PG&E SmartMeter™ System” concluded that smart meters are “are in full compliance with Federal Communications Commission regulations by a very wide margin.”

But are they? Many people would disagree.

Joe Esposito from Owasso, Okla., had a smart meter installed on his home in 2011 as part of a pilot program developed by the Public Service Company of Oklahoma. Even though he asked that a meter not be installed on his home, Esposito found one mounted on the side of his house when he came home from work.

It was then his health problems started. Esposito started experiencing dental problems, from aching teeth to a constant tingling sensation. He also started to experience aches in his leg which only got worse at night.

After watching a video titled “Smart Meters & EMR: The Health Crisis of Our Time” by Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, Esposito followed the advice in the video and installed some lead sheeting around the meter on the outside of his house. The results were dramatic. He had the first good night’s sleep in months and the pain in his leg was gone. Additional protection inside the home added later gave relief from many of his other symptoms. As an experiment, he would sometimes sleep without the protection and his pains would return.

Joe Esposito’s experience is not unique. Thousands of people have reported ringing in the ears, insomnia, headaches, dizziness, nausea, heart irregularities, memory loss, and anxiety after a smart meter was installed on their house or business.

According to a survey conducted by Dr. Ed Halteman, Ph.D., the number of people in the survey who had sleep problems doubled after smart meters were installed.

The survey also indicated that the top health issues suffered by the 318 residents in the survey who had smart meters installed on or near the home included sleep problems (49 percent), stress (43 percent), headaches (40 percent), ringing in the ears (38 percent) and heart problems (26 percent).

In May of 2011, the World Health Organization officially recognized that wireless radiation such as emitted by smart meters is a possible carcinogen.

People who also suffer from Electromagnetic Sensitivity (ES) also seem especially vulnerable to the effects of smart meters.

In recent years, there has been a 60-fold increase in cases of autism which may be explained by changes in the environment. A study by the Association for Comprehensive NeuroTherapy reports that there may be a correlation between fetal (pre-natal) or neo-natal (new-born) exposures to radiofrequency radiation and the increase in the incidents of autism.



Another phenomenon reported by smart meter users was the absence of pollinators in their yards. Residents report the absence of bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other small insects since the meters were installed. (Some studies are reporting that RF radiation may be a contributing factor to Colony Collapse Disorder experienced in beehives.)

The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) has released a report titled
“Electromagnetic and Radiofrequency Fields Effect on Human Health” which warns people with a number of medical conditions to avoid smart meters and has also requested that the Public Utilities Commission of California impose “an immediate and complete moratorium on their [smart meter] use.”

While the AAEM acknowledges that studies such as those conducted by Electric Power Research Institute and PG&E indicate that the meters are safe, the academy contends that “existing FCC guidelines for RF safety that have been used to justify installation of ‘smart meters’ only look at thermal tissue damage and are obsolete, since many modern studies show metabolic and genomic damage from RF and ELF (Extremely Low Frequency) exposures below the level of intensity which heats tissues.”

Magda Havas, Ph.D., professor of Environmental & Resource Studies with Trent University in Ontario, Canada, said, “We are creating a potential time bomb. If smart meters are placed on every home, they will contribute significantly to our exposure and this is both unwise and unsafe.”

Jerry Flynn is a retired Canadian armed forces captain. While in service, Flynn was in signal intelligence and radio warfare. Flynn started looking at the potential dangers from smart meters at the request of his daughter who has three children.

Flynn was immediately concerned about the meters when he learned that the meters used wireless transmissions. He also learned that each smart meter has two radio transmitters inside, both transmitters pulsing microwave radiation which Flynn calls “the most dangerous [electromagnetic radiation] to the human brain.”

Flynn’s time in the military included a period of time the Russians experimented on U.S. embassy staff. Flynn said that the U.S. embassy in Moscow was bombarded with EMF six to eight hours a day five days a week by the Soviets at power levels that were 1/100 of what the U.S. and Canada permit now. They experimented with the same microwave frequencies that come off of standard household wireless appliances.



Between 1953 and 1976, the period of time the testing took place, two U.S. ambassadors died of cancer, one developed leukemia and eventually died from it; 16 women on the embassy staff developed breast cancer, and many others developed immune system disorders, high white blood cell counts, chronic fatigue, and muscle aches.

Flynn said that the United States knew about the testing within a year, but didn’t warn the embassy staff. The U.S. sent researchers over to the embassy with their own monitoring equipment to monitor the tests for themselves. They wanted to also find out the effect of low-level, long-term, non-thermal radiation would have on humans. Flynn said it took 10 years for the embassy staff to be told of the testing.

While most of the embassy staff was subjected to this radiation for a period of two to four years, Flynn points out that the exposure to radiation from a smart meter will be for the rest of your life.

Surprisingly, there is a second transmitter in a smart meter, called a “Zigbee.” This is a transmitter that the utility companies are not talking about now. There are plans for this transmitter to control up to 15 other “smart appliances” in your home. (Anything with a motor on it will eventually be a smart appliance that could be your furnace, refrigerator, dishwasher or “any other thing with a motor.”)

Flynn says these transmitters and smart appliances will extremely dangerous, especially when used in addition to all the other wireless devices used such as cell phones, Wi-Fi routers, baby monitors, cordless phones – up to 30 devices that emit pulse radiation.

It is interesting to note that Apple advises its customers, “When carrying iPhone, keep it 1.5 cm (5/8 inch) or more away from your body to ensure exposure levels remain at or below the maximum levels.” Lloyds of London refuses to underwrite cell phone manufacturers against the risk of damage to a user’s health. (Cell phones and all the above-mentioned wireless devices operate in the same part of the electromagnetic spectrum as smart meters.)



All these sources of RF have evidence that they be harmful to one’s health.

Smart meters may be especially dangerous since the effects of their use may not be fully appreciated.

Olle Johansson, Ph.D. of the Department of Neuroscience with the Karolinska Institute in Solna, Sweden, stated, “The inauguration of smart meters with involuntary exposure of millions to billions of human beings to pulsed microwave radiation should immediately be prohibited.”

Because of these potential dangers, 52 communities in British Columbia have asked that a moratorium be placed in the installation of smart meters in the province pending further study.

Dr. Eilhu Richter, M.D., an associate professor at Hebrew University-Hadassah, has said, “Were these population-wide exposures to smart meters to be a part of a project carried out in a medical setting, to test the risks and benefits of a new technology on human health and well-being, it would be rejected … as an unethical exercise in human experimentation.”


Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2012/12/health-hazards-linked-to-utility-meters/#gJ89gdm9l05mWoqq.99 

Smart meter national news story

WND EXCLUSIVE

NOW RADIO WAVES COMING FROM YOUR FAUCET?

1 man stands up against possible health impact


Read more at 
http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/now-radio-waves-coming-from-your-faucet/

You’ve heard about concerns over smart meters that transmit intimate details of power consumption by radio waves, as well as the related dangers from the transmissions from cell phones.

Now, it appears, American consumers also may have reason to worry about their water meters.

Word of the issue comes from a resident of Arden Hills, Minn., who is fighting the city’s demand to install new remote reading units on all city water meters because of the possible health and privacy impacts that he says still are undetermined.

Arden Hills officials announced months ago that they were upgrading their remote water meter reading system with units from a company called Badger Meter.

Public Works Director Terry Maurer told WND that all of the actively used meters in the city – except one – have been changed.

The apparent holdout is Steve Cook, a website operator, who says there are privacy concerns that should be alarming, as well as health issues that have raised still-unanswered questions.

“The new smart water meter’s signal is stronger than a cell phone or cordless telephone,” Cook told WND. “We all know about the health studies of people who are on cell phones too much. Cell phones should not be near your head hours a day, seven days a week because the signal is not …. good for you – the same goes for cordless phones.”

He continued: “Well, these new water meters will be right in your home, only a few feet from infants, kids, and adults, sending an even stronger signal 24/7 using the 450-470 Mhz band, making it a major health concern. Can you accept that?”

WND previously reported on the dispute over “smart meters,” the electric grid units that transmit radio waves and have been linked to heart irregularities, memory loss, anxiety, dizziness, nausea, headaches and insomnia.

The report noted that multiple studies have documented such problems, and the World Health Organization officially has recognized that wireless radiation such as that emitted by smart meters is a possible carcinogen.

Further, WND reported that more studies have tied cell phones to problems, including tumors.

In fact, Apple routinely warns mobile phone users to keep iPhones 5/8 of an inch “away from your body to ensure exposure levels remain at or below the maximum levels.”

Cook says the city told him officials were confident of the safety of the system, but the manufacturer declined to return WND requests for comment about its “high-power” transmitters that are integral to the system.

But its website notes that its products are powerful enough for various Wi-Fi, direct computer connection, cellular network, point-to-point radio connections and “other” networks.

City officials said the new radio transmission would not be significantly different from what previously was used.

Cook also raises privacy concerns, noting that the system is set up to monitor water consumption every four seconds.

Have the flu and flush at 2 a.m.? The city could know, he said.

“If you stop using water for the night at 10 p.m. the city will know because they will get signals during the night of no water usage. If the city gets a signal at 2 a.m. saying you used 1.5 gallons, then the city knows you just flushed your toilet. The government does not need to know when we flush our toilet (each flush uses the same amount of water in your home). They will even use the information to prosecute you if you water your lawn on the wrong days,” he told WND.

“After a few weeks usage patterns will emerge. The city will see water not being used specific times of day and on specific days of the week giving the city (and anyone else) information regarding when we are gone for work/school. We cannot trust government officials with this data OR even the company that sends the signal to the city. Worse yet, the Freedom of Information act allows this data to be given to anyone who asks, including prospective burglars and pedophiles who can figure out when we are home and when we are gone, making it a prime database for criminals,” he said.

Maurer told WND that every other water meter in the city near St. Paul, Minn., already has been changed to the new system, without complications.

“There’s no controversy,” he told WND. “Only one of our 2,600 residents hasn’t allowed us to put the reader on.”

He said the new system essentially is the same technology as used before. But instead of having a truck drive down each street taking “readings” from the transmitting water meters, the meters now will contact a central office in the city directly.

Meanwhile, Cook has received a second notice from the city for permission to install the new transmitter.

“If we do not hear from you to get your new reader installed, your future water bills will be estimated as the old technology will no longer be in operation. Additionally, the city council will be asked to consider a surcharge on future water bills as a disincentive to get the remaining readers installed,” it said.


Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/now-radio-waves-coming-from-your-faucet/#av39jkGymmSW7tSP.99   

 

Smart/intelligent suggestion from concerned citizen:
Since ALL information the city has, is considered "public information" and available to ANYONE who simply asks for it, I'd like to suggest that the Arden Hills Resident:
a) demand the complete set of records delivered by the new meters on a CD or DVD (to keep the cost down)
b) hold a news conference to make the public aware that anyone who wanted to know what time of day their house is probably empty can now demand that Arden Hills supply them with the information.
c) I would suggest that the Arden Hills resident run the CD through a shredder at the conference too.

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