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Water: Meters

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 34552, tabled on 16 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of requiring households to have water meters in England and Wales.

Answered on

26 July 2021

In 2019 the Government carried out a consultation on measures to reduce personal water consumption, which sought views on households being charged by the volume of water they consume. The Government’s response to the consultation was published in a Written Ministerial Statement on 1 July 2021.

Responses to the consultation and call for evidence are available at