The city replaced and moved the water meter that was installed decades ago (I imagine it went back to the 1920s--40s). It was right next to the house. Nowadays, they put them in the street where they have the right of way. The new one is installed to the left of the black car.
In the process, they had to trench from street to house, run new pipe, and refill the trench. Today, I put out grass seed, seed soil cover and watered. Hoping to see green grass before the season turns.