Our water comes from the Welsh hills, and is plentiful. Nevertheless, with all the information to hand about the effects of climate change in different parts of the world, I've always had a nagging worry about our use of it unmetered. Mark was the man who came this morning to rectify that. It took him all of 15 minutes.
I have to admit that the decision to instal a meter was not entirely governed by a wish to show solidarity with those who have to carry it for miles upon their heads. I rang Severn-Trent last week to query a bill that had come through, and the quick-witted person I spoke to showed how metering might actually be cheaper - and anyway we could have a year's trial. Good marketing.