Water firms can already make meters compulsory in areas deemed to be “water-stretched”. These include parts of the south and east of England.
In other regions, homeowners can decline to have one.
You can also ask for a meter to be installed free. Your supplier has to agree to a request unless it is impractical to do so.
The MPs are calling for a better process of handling complaints against water companies, including automatically paying a fixed sum if customers’ problems are not resolved within 15 days.
Will I save money with a water meter?
As a rule of thumb, if there are more bedrooms in your home than people, or the same number, it may be worth fitting one.
In England and Wales, companies provide water-saving devices — usually free — for customers to install. Visit your supplier’s website for more details.