Thames Water Exposed: Smartmetres alert!
Thames Water has been responsible for major road work disruption over the past few months under the guise of updating pipework and installing metres which purport to identify leaks and water wastage. They are, however, 'designed to maximise revenue collection' as is advertised on the supplier site for these appliances:
The situation first came to my attention when a substantial tract of road was dug up over a 3 week period with the resultant traffic congestion and noise. The council even permitted the contractors to work through the early hours of Sunday and Monday mornings despite complaints. They claimed that Thames Water could not do the work during daylight hours as water supplies to local businesses would be disrupted. Well, my water supply wasn't throughout the entire duration so that cannot have been the case.
I asked the contractors what they were doing and why and got the standard pat answer and when I enquired as to a metre they said it was just to monitor leakage and useage. I pressed for assurance that this was not a 'smartmetre' being installed.
How convenient to rush these through via Thames Water as water shortage stories and hose pipe bans are being circulated. Other traffic disruption (ceaseless) by gas and electric utilities contractors are, no doubt, towards the same end.
Concerns are as follows:-
These smart metres not only identify personal usage per property as distinct but feed data on personal lifestyle and habitual cycles, the gross mass of water usage per population is to be super taxed and passed back to consumers by way of increased bills in addition to or over-riding preferred method of billing currently in place.
This is over-riding personal choice or informed choice.
Thames Water claims that the metres are not for revenue collection. The supplying contractor of these 'smart' metres, being in the business of profit, begs to differ, clearly stating that these metres are for the purpose of 'increasing revenue'.
So why the deception?
WBC have demonstrated their support of these foreign owned multinational utility corporations, disrupting our roads and businesses beyond the boundaries of environmental noise regulations or the requisite planning applications or notifications for these appliances.
These appliances work in a similar manner to wi-fi with serious health concerns and complaints where they have been installed against the knowledge of the people in the USA.
These metres, being remote controlled can locate every power source within your home and switch it off. Water included. There were protective laws in place prohibiting water companies from depriving people of life by cutting off supplies.
There has been a 'smart' technique in evading this law through the covert installation of these metres.
What do they look like? You'd hardly notice they were there. Disguised in dark grey plastic cones against walls, amid foliage where possible with no visible entry points through the casing. But others have managed to see inside at the metre itself.
I think there's a case to be answered here and a cause for concern, having looked into the activities of these corporations abroad and the terrible consequences of manipulated draughts through water management and death from dehydration.
Any suggestions as to what can be done, can be discussed. But I felt it my civic duty as a good neighbour to raise the alert.