Thanks I look that up.
You also didnt answer my question, have you had permission to tamper with the meter?? I would say no as its the property of the water company, only they are allowed to do anything to it, otherwise we could all bypass them and have as much free water as we want! You wouldnt move the gas or electric meter yourself would you?
The meter cannot be tampered with. Anyone can move a water meter, there is no safety problem involved, unlike gas or electricity. If you are redoing a cupboard, there is nothing stopping you moving it to a more convenient location.