IS THIS AN EXAMPLE OF RE-WILDING
Heritage groups and city councillors have frequently complained about large clusters of metal boxes that house electrical cabling for the new Luas Cross City line. One especially ugly cluster across the street from the Broadstone tram stop.
Re-wilding is the trend toward diversifying traditional lawns by putting in native plants that flower and fruit, boosting wildlife populations. It returns more control of the home landscape to nature.
When I first photographed this a few years ago it looked like a mini-cemetery with a number of headstones (some are no longer so obvious) but the larger cabinets are still obvious.
Today I discovered that the SV markers [the mini-headstones] Used by Councils, Civil, Water Companies and Utilities, for an easy identification mark for underground services, cables & conduit the can also indicate the location of an adjacent fire hydrant. They can be easier for fire services to find in the night. Finally, “SV” stands for “sluice valve”, which is an on-off tap fitted to a water pipe. The water utility can use it to isolate sections of the water supply for maintenance or to shut of major leaks.