Do smart water meters emit radio frequencies? If so, what is the impact?

Smart water meters emit a brief radio frequency (RF) to transmit data from the meter to a data collection unit. The smart water meters selected by the City of Allen emit about 0.041 microwatts per square centimeter at a distance of 8 inches from the transmitter for a total daily transmission time of less than 1/3 of a second per day. This is far below the limit of 300 microwatts per square centimeter set by the Federal Communications Commission as a health standard. These low-level RF emissions do not interfere with any other electronic devices.

Show All Answers

1. How do smart meters work?
2. Who can see the details of my water use?
3. How does the meter sense for leaks?
4. Am I charged extra for the smart meter?
5. Can the City of Allen use water meter data to enforce watering restrictions or issue citations?
6. Do smart meters measure both water and wastewater use?
7. Do smart water meters emit radio frequencies? If so, what is the impact?
8. With a smart meter, am I able to turn off my water at the main valve?
9. Why did I receive a leak alert?