Defra: Report of compulsory water meter plans 'false'

The Government said a report that it plans to introduce compulsory water meters for millions of householders "is false".

Defra said in a statement of the Daily Telegraph report: "Any suggestion that this has made it more likely that customers will face compulsory water metering is not true.

A water meter.
The Daily Telegraph said bills are set to rise under compulsory water meter plans. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Archive

"No water company is required to introduce compulsory metering, even if it is in an area of severe water stress".

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