They are this week fitting water meters to the houses in my area (compulsory) although you can opt out (for now) of paying for metered usage.
That's what they are doing round my way - fitting meters as a matter of course. Not sure if you have to opt out or opt in to get onto a meter though....
Yep.. the meter install is compulsory (houses on my street are over 100 years old) but you dont have to pay via metered supply (for now).
Dread to think what the charge will be like once they have everyone on meters.. bloody monopoly !!