CIP Sept 4th
September 4th, 2020 WSSC Water CIP meeting.
Al Carr, Maryland House of Delegates, representing Maryland's District 18
"I also hope that commissioners will ask staff to present you with a range of options to improve meter reading. I also believe that commissioners need to seek out objective, unbiased information about smart meters."
"you not budget for the AMI meters in your budget and I do not want to
have to budget for them in my budget either."
"Now isn't the time to spend 100 million dollars. Local county
budgets are stressed. People have lost jobs. Your focus should
be reducing consumers water bills not increasing them."
"If you proceed with AMI smart meters, despite the science and your own
financial best interest, you must provide a no cost opt-out."
"It was also stated that the dollar amount listed in the CIP is
acting as a placeholder amount." "the average age [life expectancy] of smart meters is eight point two years. Also, during the August and AMI presentation, it was cited that
the average age of the current analog meters used is seventeen point
zero three years."
Theodora Scarato - Executive Director, Environmental Health Trust
"I'd like to draw your attention to a complaint filed with the Oregon
Civil Rights Division, whereby they allege to Title eight of the Civil Rights
Act of 1968 that the smart water meter was a violation of discriminatory
because of impacts to health."