Rainwater drains from an acre uphill from us into an underground system that has been in place for 50 years. It works fine, except that the 16-inch round metal cover for the drain has rusted through. What is the name of this round piece, almost like a city sewer cover, but smaller and thinner? Without the right name, it's hard to find a replacement. Any suggestions on what it might be called?

  • A picture is always helpful.
    – Tester101
    Apr 18, 2013 at 11:05
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    I would say "I need a 16" round outdoor iron drain cover." Apr 18, 2013 at 12:52

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Sump cover. Technically what you have is a Rainwater Collection Cistern, so Cistern cover, Cistern access cover or Cistern hatch cover all would apply.

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