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Default Smart Water Meters

On 30/04/2021 23:16, Roger Hayter wrote:
On 30 Apr 2021 at 22:33:20 BST, "Robin" wrote:

On 30/04/2021 22:18, PeterC wrote:

BUT, if the meter is inside the house (a neighbour's is) then any leaks
upstream aren't the user's responsibility.
I haven't looked closely eneough to be sure, but there appears to be a
bypass loop with isolating valves for the meter - very tempting!
The reader covers just over half of the meter, so it can't be read. That
would annoy me - I'd install another meter in series.
The only external stopcock serves more than on house.

That's not my understanding. And would lead to bizarre results where
(as was not uncommon) meters were fitted inside houses and flats. The
supplier is only responsible for the communication pipe up to (usually)
the boundary of the property. If the supply pipe after that serves
several properties then it is the responsibility of the several owners.
See the table in

The leak may be their responsibility once it is detected but they can't easily
be charged for the water loss before the meter(s).

Good point.

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