STORMSURGE® Access Assembly


Keep your covers where they belong.

The Problem

A major rain or tidal event can overload your storm/sewer systems, which can dislodge manhole covers. This creates a dangerous safety hazard for both motorists and pedestrians, especially if the area is submerged under flood waters and not visible.  This is also a serious concern for municipalities. The video below shows an example of underground water pressure at two locations powerful enough to remove the standard manhole cover.

The Solution

EJ has developed a manhole access assembly specifically designed to solve this problem. The STORMSURGE Access Assembly allows water to flow during a storm surge or backflow event. The cover can lift up to 16°, enabling water to flow out and relieve the pressure. The locking arm and hinge restrain the cover and allow it to automatically re-seat itself after the pressure returns to normal.

The Cover Lifts up to 16° During a Storm Surge or Backflow Event


Standard Features

  • Heavy duty
  • Ductile iron
  • Cover permanently attached to frame
  • Non-slip surface
  • Safety catch at 90 degrees to prevent unintended closure
  • Patented design features
  • Made in the USA


  • Solid or vented covers
  • Custom logo covers
  • Special lettered covers
  • Security bolt for controlled access and theft deterrence

Operation Demonstration Video

Testing Demonstration Video

Learn More

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