Manhole covers and manholes
What are they?
Manhole covers are typically round, have holes to allow for ventilation of the sewer system and are removable plates covering manholes. Manhole covers can also be called sewer covers, sewer access covers or maintenance hole covers.
Manholes provide access to underground infrastructure of the drainage system. The manhole allows inspections, cleaning and removal of obstructions in the sewer line.
About manhole cover service and inspection
We maintain manhole covers and catch basins to ensure safety and proper drainage.
Dislodged or loose manhole covers can cause damage to vehicles and are a safety concern for drivers and pedestrians. Any issues with manhole covers should be reported by calling
(780) 412-4500 as soon as possible.
For more information about our storm sewer, sanitary sewer and combined sewer system refer to our
drainage system page.