Some homeowners refusing 'smart meters' over health concerns
Erik Bottema isn’t enthused about the city’s plans to install a high-tech “smart meter” at his north Glendale home.
Earlier this year, he ordered a contractor hired by Glendale Water & Power to install the new utility meters off of his property. He has since contemplated installing a cage around his meter to prevent its replacement.
Glendale and Burbank officials have lauded their respective multimillion-dollar meter upgrades — which will allow two-way communication between customers and utilities and let consumers track real-time water and electricity consumption — as an exciting technological advancement.
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-- Melaine Hicken, Glendale News-Press / Times Community News
Photo: A technician installs "smart" electric meters last week at an apartment complex in Glendale. Credit: Raul Roa / Glendale News-Press