I am amazed we do not have them for water as well to be honest.
And gas. They still have to send someone every 2nd month
There is a really good reason for this, the 1 thing all these smart meters would require to work - power - is there power anywhere near where the current water and gas meters are? Who would pay for power to get there? and there is the reason - no one wants to pay the $2-$3K just to get power to your water meter location, let alone the cost of the smart water meter.
Or, they could run a remote probe to the gas meter....no-one said that the meter has to sit right on top of it. They'll do it at some point because it's self serving to the companies that have to read it.
I’m not sure why people say smart gas meters aren’t possible here is a link to one, which a short description of how it works https://www.sagemcom.com/smart-city/smart-meter/gas/g4/ef4-evo-gas-sm/