What is this dome cover?

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anna1234

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Any clue what is under this dome cover? My house is from the 70's and the cover is quite sturdily buried in the ground. I'm guessing something electrical or cable-related maybe?
 

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I tried to do a google search for the image but the feature has disappeared. I used to be able to right click on an image and the dialog box that appeared included a "search google for image" line. I switched to DuckDuckGo recently I wonder if that's how I lost that feature.
 

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Just a WAG but I would say utilities of some kind especially with the lock on it.
 

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It looks like an older version of the distribution boxes in my neighborhood for underground electrical services. I have a transformer in my yard, but down the street there are boxes that the drops to my neighbor's houses plug into the mains. My drop plugs in at the transformer. I wouldn't go poking around with a shovel. Call 811/Miss Utilities and have them mark your utilities, it's free. If I'm right, you'll have a bunch of red lines radiating out from that box. If they're orange, it is a telco or cable TV box.
 

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If you don't have a telltale overhead service drop above your meter you prolly have underground power and the dome will be located between the meter and the street.
 

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