Well Day 19 arrived and I went to King House at 10.30am and noticed that either the wind, an irate neighbour or a passer-by had made a hames of the barriers. They had been pushed and shoved all over the place, constituting for me a traffic hazard. Now Sierra had not been round to inspect the barriers since they put them up nearly two weeks ago so it was doubtful that they would be round anytime soon. Now I know I gave Sierra man a solemn undertaking that I would not interfere with their works but the place was in such a mess, I took the matter into my own hands, being a dutiful citizen, and picked up the delapidated barriers, road signs and sandbags and laid them in the verge on the far side of the road.
A thought crossed my mind to re-erect same as before but for Health and Safety reasons I did not. I am not qualified to erect said barriers and the consequences, if I erected them wrongly and something happened, could be worse. Also they had been erected to protect nothing only a shovel which the gang had inadvertently left behind so I was not putting anybody in any kind of danger Incidentally as I was engrossed in my labours I noticed said shovel was missing, presumably stolen. People would steal anything these days. Perhaps the shovel stealer might have created the disarray of the barriers in the pursuit of his crime. He could have been disturbed whilst carrying out the act and in his haste to remove himself from the scene could have collided with the barriers if indeed he had a vehicle with him.
After my act of good citizenship life returned to the humdrum way it has been since Day 7. The road shorn of worksmen, foremen and inspectors and now barriers. There were two roadsigns outside No1 warning of men working ahead but I left them insitu as I did not class them a road hazard.
I read in the papers at the weekend that a conference of scientists in America had listed the three biggest dangers to mankind and said it is everybody’s duty if they wanted to live a healthy long life to steer clear of A.) Fluoridated Water, B.) Genetically Modified Food commonly known as GM Food, and C.) Injected Mercury in vaccinations, the body can rid itself of ingested mercury but not the mercury injected into the blood and in England and all over the world parents are being told to make sure their babies have 32 of these vaccinations before they reach two years of age. Agenda 21 is well on its way to eugenically controlling the worlds population. I think those in the know want the population to reduce from nine billion to 3 billion in the next generation. Well Ireland you are surely doing your bit for the controlling elite.
Day 21 arrives and so does the postman with another letter from Irish Water sent from their offices in Cork but posted in Dublin. Mr Mulvaney is the same author but he must need his post examining by Dublin first. Yes Mr Mulvaney of Complaints and Escalations ( see my blog posting Smart Meter, A Step Too Far – Part 4 posted on 2nd April 2014 for his first letter) is a little more conciliatory this time but still thinks I am an eejit and again tries to blind me with science and directives that go back to the last century. Here is Ross’s letter and my comments follow
Irish Water Reference Number: 8315207755 (Well blow me it has changed again they are really cranking up their attack)
Dear Mr and Mrs Malpas,
Thank you for your letter dated 31st march 2014. This letter outlines your copncerns regarding the health and safety around “Smart Meters”. As stated previously, Irish Water is not using smart meters. Irish Water are using analogue meters fitted with an automatic Meter Reading (AMR) device. These meters meet all the required safety standards.
Irish Water took responsibility of the water services on 1st January 2014. As agents of Irish Water, the Local Authorities will continue to operate the water scheme in Boyle on our behalf as well as working with Irish Water to resolve the problems giving rise to these “Boil Water Notices”.
We has appointed aProgramme Manager (Sic) with responsibility to oversee the measures, both operational and capital, which will remove the risk to water quality. We recognise that capital investment is required in Boyle to provide an effective barrier to cryptospridium breakthrough, and the capital programme has committed funding to these schemes as its top priority.
Irish Water will determine a programme for completion of the required work for each scheme and we will monitor the progress from that point, against the programme. We expect to be able to outline the timeframes within which we expect to have resolved the water scheme in Boyle within the next two months. We look forward to working with and supporting the Local Authority staff to ensure that the measures taken are effective and that monitoring of the water will enable the HSE to lift boil notices as soon as it is satisfied to do so.
Irish Water is committed to the delivery of a water supply to our customers that is wholesome and clean and meets the requirements of Drinking Water Regulations.
The requirements for the quality of drinking water in public water supplies in Ireland are set out in the Drinking Water Regulations. The purpose of the Regulations is to give full effect to the European Council Directive 98/83/EC of 3rd November 1998.
Under these Regulations, the current limit for fluoride in public water supplies is as follows:
a) fluoridated supplies – 0.8 mg/l
b) supplies with naturally occurring fluoride, not needing further fluoridation – 1.5 mg/l
The upper limits for fluoride in the EC Directive 98/83/EC is 1,5 mg/l and accordingly the limit for fluoridated water supplies in Ireland of o.8 mg/l is below the limit set in the EC Directive.
The requirements for fluoridating public water are set out in the Health (Fluoridation of Water Supplies) Act 1960 and the Fluoridation of Water Supplies Regulations 2007 [S.I. No 42 of 2007]. As the Water Service Authority, Irish Water is working with the HSE to implement State policy on fluoridation.
I hope the information above will address your concerns regarding the watewr meters and water quality concerns.
Complaints and Escalations Manager
Whereas he uses the name Irish Water 12 times in his first letter he only uses it 10 times in his second but he is still trying to preach to me and pushing the organisation’s line. No matter what he likes to call his meters, they are still smart meters ie, they push out electro-magnetic radiation, his inspector agreed with me that they were smart meters and I agree with the inspector.
Paragraph 2 is more interesting. In his first letter to me he told me that Irish Water were only a metering programme and that any complaints about quality of water should be addressed to the local authority. He now says that the local authority act as agents for Irish Water and since 1st January 2014 Irish Water have responsibility for water service and quality. So in his first letter there was an element of porkiness. When I have a complaint , I do not want to speak to the middle man, I want the top man that is why I am addressing Irish Water.
Paras 3 and 4 are just gobbledegook spouting out the line. All I am saying is like all business practice, get your product right before you start marketing it.
Para 5 makes me think this man is getting serious about his obligations but it is that obvious it should not need stating. Just get on and do it.
The rest of the letter is where again he trys to blind me with science. He quotes European Directives that are 16 years old. Water knowledge has moved on a great deal since 1998 and Ireland is the only country in Europe that has a mandatory fluoridation of water policy. Every other country has copped itself on leaving little old Ireland far behind the field. He even quotes the Health (Fluoridation of Water) Act of 1960, that is 54 years old, the man is bonkers. He must think I am some country yokel.
The bare facts of the argument about fluoridation of water is that it is a poison for which the consumption cannot be controlled. With 95% of toothpastes on the market containing fluoride it is impossible to state what individual limits are. It always amazes me when governments can actually place limits on the ingestion of poisons. How do they work out the limits? Do they stand 10 men in a line and give the first man 10 spoons of the shite and the next man nine and so on until the last man receives one spoon and then watch to see how many fall down and then go to the eigth man who is still standing but groaning and say there is your upper limit?
Do you want to control your own destiny and take care of your own personal dental hygeine, retain an enquiring and questioning mind and live to a ripe old age or do you want to be dosed with poison, have a splendid set of knashers covered in brown spots, an addled brain and die prematurely of one or other of the various cancers. Because a poison is what it is, it is on the list of poisons dangerous to health published by the Irish Government.
I will leave it there and think of my reply and try and explain to Ross that I have still most of my faculties, I do not like being preached to, especially by a robot and that electro-magnetic radiation and fluoridated water are not for me.