….but some politicians and utility executives seem to have forgotten this. Let’s help them remember.
Here are the facts about your legal rights with regard to utilities and smart meter installation programs:
1. Put the burden on your utility to demonstrate that they have a legal right to force a smart meter on your property (they do not). Ask them to show you in the easement where it says they have a right to force telecommunications equipment on your property without your consent.
2. If there is an easement at all on your property, most likely it gives the utility the right to read and maintain your (analog) meter. Not install a surveillance device. Not deploy a toxic, microwave emitting computer on the side of your home.
3. Take them to court! Even if you don’t have a lawyer, you can take your utility to small claims court to re-affirm your right to a safer meter.
Your Friends at Stop Smart Meters!