To: President Donald Trump, The New Jersey State House, The New Jersey State Senate, Governor Phil Murphy, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate
STOP COMPULSORY SMART METERS. SAY NO TO SMART METERS
Stop compulsory smart meters in NJ
Why is this important?
I am a resident of Bayonne NJ and I am being threatened by United Water, the private water company which supplies Bayonne residents with their water, with disconnection of my water service if I do not have a smart meter installed in my home. Welcome to the police state of New Jersey.
We have the right to say no to smart meters. We have the right to protect our health and our privacy. People should be educated on the health hazards of smart meters. It is unconstitutional for corporations to threaten citizens with disconnection of water, electric, or gas service if they say no to smart meters.
What is a “smart” meter?
“Smart” Meters are digital utility meters that send customers’ detailed usage information to the utility using a radio-frequency transmitter (or over the power lines in the case of Powerline Carrier (PLC) systems. The meter also contains other capabilities, such as remote shut-off. They are part of a larger plan to change the electricity grid to a “smart” grid–though there is controversy about whether the customer meter is actually crucial to that change. Electric smart meters are replacing older analog style meters, while gas “smart” meters are generally small devices attached to existing gas meters. Wireless water meters are also being installed in many regions.
“Smart” meter planning in the United States is related to the Energy Act of 2005 and administered by the US Dept of Energy, the FCC, and each state’s public utilities commission (PUC). However, in that Act, there was NO mandate to force all residential customers to accept installation of “smart” meters–only that they would be offered. Local utility companies in many states have been approved to install “smart” meters but this does NOT mean you have to accept them on your home or business.