What Are Some Types of Sewer Drain Covers?


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Some commonly used types of sewer drain covers include the manhole cover and drain grate. Difference types of each of these two coverings can be used depending on the need for entry points into the sewage system, the size of the opening and the drainage in the location needing to fit through openings in the covers.

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Drainage grates are used close to rainwater run off areas in order to allow certain levels of trash and debris to be drained into the sewage system; this allows easy cleanup and prevents flooding from trapped street water. Manhole covers are used in areas with larger sewer system that may require maintenance, allowing openings large enough for a person to fit inside and access a ladder built beneath the coverings.

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