- Water meters are coming to Kelowna. Can anyone find out what kind will be installed? Are they “smart” and if so, what make?
- Non smeter, but I believe it shows the true corporate lack of conscience. In response to the update about Clark giving our water to Nestle, a member sent this YouTube in which the CEO of Nestle states that water is not a human right. I found this to be a very disturbing video in which he shows no empathy for those who are not wealthy, healthy and happy.
From members to compare costs for Nestle, thanks to Christy Clark, at $2.25 per million litres;
From Lake Country:
In 2017, my field will cost 3 x 16 x 6 x $0.60 = $173 and my first million L will cost $550 + (1000 – 130) x $.60 = $1072
From Salt Spring:
On Salt Spring, we live in a neighbourhood with 36 houses and have our own small water works system with 2 wells.
We pay $2.25/cu.meter (1,000 litres) for the first 38 and $8.00/cu.meter thereafter.
1,000 cu.meter = (38 x $2.25) + (962 x $8.00) = $85.50 + 7,696.00 = $7,781.50
- Someone has put together a video about fires using information that I’ve worked to gather over the last 2 years. He is claiming it as his, which is fine with me because the important thing is that it gets out there. Unfortunately, there is no new information or new “whistleblower” information, but please watch and share. The significant thing is that people learn that the $$meters are dangerous and defective, and this puts it all into one video. We must be demanding a recall. The legal brief which is considered “whistleblowing” can be found at: http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Reed_Answering_Brief-1.pdf
- Bowen Island has an interesting forum “The compounding of Foolishness” about smeters (which apparently aren’t working and may never).
- Cybersecurity threats are increasing, and many are aimed at the infrastructure. The electrical grid is highly vulnerable and will cost billions to provide protection – money that is not readily available and is unlikely to be spent. An answer is to develop microgrids, controlled locally.
“.. industrial cybersabotage intrusions, such as the Stuxnet and Shamoon worms targeted at Iranian uranium enrichment and Saudi oil facilities, could be a much more severe threat to the infrastructure that keeps the modern economy running. The Lloyd’s report cites economic impacts including “direct damage to assets and infrastructure, decline in sales revenue to electricity supply companies, loss of sales revenue to business and disruption to the supply chain,” opening up the potential for claims paid by the insurance industry from $21.4 billion to $71.1 billion.”
Newsletter prepared by Sharon