I had a leak in my yard and when I dug up the mud to figure out the problem, I found that somebody had buried the pipe/riser(?) for accessing the shutoff valve right on top of my water line. I was further actually quite surprised to find the shutoff buried there in the first place because there was no indication that the shutoff valve even existed.
My question is what do you call the metal tube that you would open up and run the curb key down in order to shut off the water? It reminds me of a round irrigation control box, but none of the things that I have googled have turned up what I found buried. It has a pentagonal bolt on top to keep joe schmo from opening the tube and I would like to get a new one that is slightly shorter than the one I unburied because the buried one would stick about 3 inches out of my yard.