Toggle Gates are used in the same general way as the slide gates and canal gates. The added advantage is that they hold water better at lower pressure or heads. The toggle clamping action of the handle forces the slide tightly against the sealing surface. The slide may be opened and clamped in any position. The toggle gate has extra-large bearing surfaces to reduce wear. Its frame has a machined seal and is zinc plated after fabrication to prevent corrosion.