Refunds deserved for meter opponents

Re: People should pay for traditional meters, Letter, Jan. 31.

To the Editor,

Re: People should pay for traditional meters, Letter, Jan. 31.

Frank Stevens has a brilliant idea by suggesting consumers who refuse the installation of smart meters should pay extra costs incurred for meter reading, etc.

Like the smart meter concept, this idea doesn’t need public input either – let’s get on with it.

I am one such consumer to resist the ill-planned scheme of smart meters for many well-founded and substantiated reasons, so I will accept my fair share of costs in the form of refunds – no doubt for many years to come – for the millions of dollars squandered on providing Stevens and thousands of other consumers with an ‘untraditional’ (smart) meter of highly questionable value.

This way, you don’t have to subsidize my traditional meter, and I get lots of money back because I have already subsidized your ‘smart meter’.

Works for me.

Shirley Lee

Nanaimo