STORMSURGE® Access Assembly

Keep your covers where they belong.

A major rain or tidal event can overload your storm/sewer systems, which can dislodge manhole covers. This creates a hazard for both motorists and pedestrians and a serious concern for municipalities. The video below shows underground water pressure powerful enough to remove the standard manhole cover.

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 lifts up to 16°, enabling water to flow out and relieve the pressure. The locking arm and hinge restrain the cover and allow it to properly seat itself after the water subsides.


 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

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Talk to an expert at EJ to find out how the innovative solutions by EJ can work for your next project.  Contact us today or schedule a Lunch and Learn.

Operation Demonstration Video

Testing Demonstration Video

As the water pressure increases, the STORMSURGE® Access Assembly can lift up to 16 degrees, enabling water to flow out and relieve the pressure. The cover remains attached and properly seats itself after the event.

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