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Water meter being fitted on my land which i do not want

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Water Bills
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andy1candy1c Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Water Bills
today i noticed the cover of the stopcock had been marked, and a letter stating South East Water are going to install a meter.
the stopcock is on my land it is about 3inches from my house.
i spoke to my neighbour and he said the person who marked the cover , looked at the stopcock had to be replaced so a meter could be fitted.so they would have to dig the old one out.
i have spoken to SE water customer service , and told them i did not want a meter due to the damage to my path (which i paid to be retarmaced to my boundary) and the fact the cover for would be directed outside my front door and as the stopcock is so close to my house , they would have to dig under it.
i was told meters were compulsory, and i would have to speak to an area manager.
before i do speak to the manager would like to know what my rights are and the best way to stop the meter being installed .

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  • HappyMJHappyMJ Forumite
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    andy1c wrote: »
    today i noticed the cover of the stopcock had been marked, and a letter stating South East Water are going to install a meter.
    the stopcock is on my land it is about 3inches from my house.
    i spoke to my neighbour and he said the person who marked the cover , looked at the stopcock had to be replaced so a meter could be fitted.so they would have to dig the old one out.
    i have spoken to SE water customer service , and told them i did not want a meter due to the damage to my path (which i paid to be retarmaced to my boundary) and the fact the cover for would be directed outside my front door and as the stopcock is so close to my house , they would have to dig under it.
    i was told meters were compulsory, and i would have to speak to an area manager.
    before i do speak to the manager would like to know what my rights are and the best way to stop the meter being installed .
    They will re-tarmac the path when they install the meter. Don't worry about that one. They do not just leave a hole.

    If you want to stop the meter being installed there then talk to them and/or deny access on to your land. They can install the meter on the public footpath instead. Do you want to go onto the street to read your meter?

    Are you sure they're installing a meter and not just replacing the stopcock which may have a problem?
    :footie:
    :p Regular savers earn 6% interest (HSBC, First Direct, M&S) :p Loans cost 2.9% per year (Nationwide) = FREE money. :p
  • yes its a meter install n not stopcock replacement .
    i can not see how it can be moved to the highway alooking at the neighbours the pipe seems to run across my land and not a long the footpath and so to move it there would mean replacing the mains pipe for all the houses in my street.
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