Fairfield Iowa Wins Struggle to Stop Smart Meters! ———– “Effort to Relieve Tensions in the Community”

More bad news for the smart meter industry and good news for public health and democracy:

Victory!! The small Midwest city of Fairfield, Iowa- in a stunning reversal brought about by ordinary residents organizing and bringing the evidence of the risks of smart meters to local officials, has decided to abandon wireless smart water meters, as well as punitive unreasonable ‘opt out’ fees, after a review of testimony from medical professionals and locals who started to notice health effects as soon as the meters went in.

If any of the Fairfield Water Dept.’s board of directors are looking for a new position, we’re in need of some CPUC Commissioners who are in touch with reality!  Please apply here.

The local coverage states:

“Fairfield water department superintendent Carl Chandler shared a proposal to halt implementation of radio-read water meters and to reimburse citizens for opt-out fees for the meters Wednesday night during a Water & Sewer Utilities Committee meeting at city hall.

In addition, Chandler proposed the one-third of residents with radio-read water meters have the right to have them removed by the water department at no cost.”

Stop Smart Meters! has been advising and providing technical assistance to the local group, Fairfield Safe Meters, and we congratulate them on their hard fought victory.  It IS possible to organize, fight, and win!!

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3 Responses to Fairfield Iowa Wins Struggle to Stop Smart Meters! ———– “Effort to Relieve Tensions in the Community”

  1. Ron says:

    This is indeed good news as far as the water meters go.
    Now will Fairfield continue the roll by banning gas and electric smeters?

  2. Sharon Schmidt says:

    Need Information of water meter on model # all details on this products. Sent to me please and updates too! My sister had a water shut off notice on 11/7/2012 but it was shut off before this date! There are about 150 other people with same notice!

    “They have made several attempts to replace the water meter at the above address without success…This notice is to advise you that the city will shut off the supply of water to your property. You will have until 11/2/2012, to have a new water meter installed, or your water will be SHUT OFF on: 11/7/2012 The only other notice will be a door tag hung on your front door two (2) days before the shut off.”

  3. Wellman, IA Resident says:

    I could use a boost in getting Wellman, IA residents up to speed. I am working on it, but its slow going.

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