Repeating what I said elsewhere:
If it's the meter that's bust then I'm almost certain you can't replace it yourself, as would be the case with the electricity meter. It has to be done by whoever supplies your water or by an official organisation. Here in Lozere we call the SDEE, the Syndicat Départemental d'Electrification et d'Equipement, but this may not apply everywhere as our water comes from a local spring. If you have an old bill for your water there may be some indication on it about who to call. If not, see if there's an emergency number in the telephone book and/or ask the neighbours. Otherwise you may have to wait until you can get hold of someone at the mairie. Best of luck.
I live in Carcassonne and I will be delighted to help you take care of the water meter problem. Please contact me at 06 38 102 702 or my land line 0468 475 677. I also have a friend who lives in Laure. You can count on her should you need water, shower, etc.
Hi Anna. That sounds great. Just spoke on chat to Shay. He's using iPad to connect to internet, and has gone off line again. I have a mobile number for him too. I also sent a message to Peter as Moux is much nearer than us in Lagrasse.
Call me around 9am. We will sort this out. Looking forward to hearing from you.