TQ3364 : Thames Water meter cover

taken 3 years ago, near to Croydon, Great Britain

Thames Water meter cover
Thames Water meter cover
Totally boring image of the standard (plastic) water meter access cover as installed by Thames Water. Uploaded to compare and contrast with X2693 : Celtic art is still flowing - close-up the splendid way they do it in Ireland.

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Q. Why are man hole covers round?
A1. A circle is easier to manufacture.
A2. Cannot have situations, like with a square lid, where the lid falls into the hole because the edge is smaller than the diagonal.
A3. Can be locked in place by doing a quarter turn.

(The system does not seem to support a view direction of looking vertically down!)
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 9 July, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 25 July, 2014
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  City, Town centre  Water resources 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3331 6427 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:21.7117N 0:5.1964W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3331 6427
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Manhole Covers  Water Meter Cover 

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