- Published: Monday, 30 October 2017 15:52
- Written by Letter to the Editor
I write in reply to the October 27 Letter to the Editor entitled 'Concern About New Water Meters'.
The authors have clearly misunderstood the technology employed in the meters about to be installed in Meaford homes. While it is true that the meters will transmit 24/7/365 – they do not transmit continuously 100% of the time. They transmit frequent, short bursts – 7 milliseconds every 14 seconds, adding up to less than 60 seconds over a 24 hour period. That works out to about 0.00007% of the time! To put the duration of the short data bursts into perspective, note that the blink of an eye is typically between 100 and 150 milliseconds. So we are talking about very, very short transmissions emitting very little power – far below the regulatory limit!