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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The new program applies only to private lead pipes running from the buffalo box, or b-box, to the water meter, not lead pipes inside homes.
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Originally, its intention was to use a trailer vacuum unit to clean out value boxes, buffalo boxes, and manholes.
Municipal workers will come out and turn off the water via the underground valve in something called a "buffalo box."