It appears that utility companies are not above bullying 80 year old great grandmothers, threatening to disconnect their water supply simply for refusing a smart meter on their property. Audrey, a great- grandmother in Baraboo, Wisconsin has stood up to her water utility and they have threatened to disconnect her unless she allows a wireless smart meter on her home. More on this story and what you can do here.
Meanwhile, Sarah– whose electricity was illegally disconnected by armed Nevada Energy Agents on August 6th, is not letting her lack of electricity get her down- she is doing what she did when presented with challenges providing clean water to villages in the developing world. She is becoming self-sufficient and defying her utility at the same time. She reports:
“Today..I am getting batteries for solar- at a great price..and panels….I am moving forward without a utility company..moving forward with a home to be energy self sufficient.. thank you everyone for donating- you have made this all possible and made me feel so supported.”
Please continue donating to our Safe Power Fund and spreading the word about these outrageous cases. Keeping the light of public attention focused on these utility abuses will help keep the lights on- safely- for those who are bravely resisting the smart grid onslaught. The utilities are taking a gamble that people will be intimidated and back down in the face of these threats. Don’t back down! As Sarah’s determination to keep a smart meter off her house shows, we don’t need these bullies to provide critical services- we can do it ourselves! By refusing to give people the choice, the utilities are showing that we don’t really need them anyway. Anyone up for digging a well in Wisconsin?