Matamata-Piako District Council is currently seeking public input into water issues, including water meters. The consultation includes a discussion of whether water meters should be adopted. (See this link for details http://www.mpdc.govt.nz/component/content/article/105-news-a-events/news-a-have-your-say/2455-water-supply?Itemid=647)
If you live in this area and do not want water meters or “smart” water meters, please make your opinions known; Please make a submission by August 22. (The link above has details how to do this.)
Please also let friends and family in this area know about the consultation.
INFORMATION TO HELP YOU MAKE A SUBMISSION
The links below provide information on the current status of “smart” water meters in NZ. (Like “smart” electricity meters, “smart” water meters use radiation frequency radiation in the microwave to send information about water use.)
The lower of the two links also includes information about the potential downsides of water meters in general. If you would like to make a submission regarding water meters in general and/or smart meters, you may find the information at these links helpful.
Please encourage friends and family in the Matamata-Piako area to also contribute to the consultation. A short statement outlining your concerns about water meters in general and/or your about the potential health impacts of “smart” water meters is all that is required to contribute to this consultation.
NB: If you email Councillors about the smart water meter issue, please consider emailing through the Contact form at this link https://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/contact-us/ to me know what response you receive. Many thanks.