Buffalo box

curb box, curb-stop box, curb-valve box, Buffalo box

A vertical sleeve which provides access to a buried curb cock; the cock is turned by a long key which is inserted through the sleeve to the cock.
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Tenders are invited for demolition of existing structure, including foundations, garages, outbuildings (unless specifically excluded) dead trees, and removal and disposal of all debris shall be done in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws as well as building code of the city, all basement floor areas shall be removed, all sewers shall be plugged at the first hub inside the property line, and all water lines shall be tied off and capped on the property side of the buffalo box.
With a two-man operation, water crews can excavate around a damaged buffalo box with great precisian.