Letter to the Editor: Misinformation being spread

There seems to be some misunderstanding or misinformation being spread about the water meters being installed in Grand Forks.

There seems to be some misunderstanding or misinformation being spread about the water meters being installed in Grand Forks. Here are the hard facts, validated by the website references published by the city itself:

1) The RF (radio frequency) meter currently being installed in Grand Forks by Neptune is the model R900i. (“…is the preference of the city for installation. The R900i E-coder equipment …) http://www.grandforks.ca/waterconservation/


2) A previous letter to the editor claimed that the meter only transmits when it is being read by the city. This is not true. This meter continually transmits a powerful burst every 14 seconds, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. (“…The R900MIU is a … communication device that transmits data every 14 seconds…”) http://www.grandforks.ca/wp-content/uploads/E-Coder-R900i.pdf

These are the facts. Grand Forks residents are entitled to know the truth about these meters.

Transmitting high power RF signals continually is ridiculously excessive, dangerous, and now antiquated technology; these meters pose a potential health risk to one and all. This meter was an extremely poor choice for city council to have made.

Don Lea, Grand Forks, B.C.



Just Posted

Minor injuries in car, semi accident near Greenwood

Road conditions were likely a factor in the Friday morning crash.

Air advisory, open burn ban issued for Grand Forks

The burn ban will be in effect for two days.

Bucket truck, car collide in Highway 3 accident

The Thursday morning accident near Grand Forks slowed traffic for nearly three hours.

Man spotted with shotgun in East Trail leads to weapons discovery

RCMP recover numerous weapons and stolen items after search on Fifth Ave.

Skier caught in backcountry avalanche near Rossland

‘The man was lucky he had the ‘A-Team’ of ski patrol people able to respond as quickly as they did,’ says Rossland rescue spokesperson

Students seen mocking Native Americans could face expulsion

One 11-minute video of the confrontation shows the Haka dance and students loudly chanting

B.C. resident creates global sport training program

The 20 hour course teaches the science and application of interval training at the university level

B.C. VIEWS: Fact-checking the NDP’s speculation tax on empty homes

Negative-option billing is still legal for governments

May plans next move in Brexit fight as chances rise of delay

Some say a lack of action could trigger a ‘public tsunami’

Group challenges ruling for doctors to give referrals for services that clash with beliefs

A group of five Canadian doctors and three professional organizations is appealing

Major winter storm wreaks havoc on U.S. travel

Nearly 5,000 flights were cancelled Sunday around the country

CONSUMER REPORT: What to buy each month in 2019 to save money

Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but pay less money for them

Want to avoid the speculation tax on your vacant home? Rent it out, Horgan says

Premier John Horgan and Sheila Malcolmson say speculation and vacancy tax addresses homelessness

UPDATE: B.C. woman and boy, 6, found safe, RCMP confirm

Roseanne Supernault says both she and her six-year-old nephew are fine and she has contacted police

Most Read