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7 essentials for delivering drainage services in prisons


Drainage engineers from Lanes Group plc work in some of the most unusual and challenging environments imaginable, from giant public sewers and nuclear power stations to rail tunnels under the sea. Perhaps the most challenging of them all can be working in prisons. Lanes drainage teams have worked on drains and sewers in dozens of…

Do more to protect against floods – there is ‘Noah alternative’


Manufacturers should urgently review the condition of their drainage systems to guard against the risk of flooding, advises Kevin Moon, Managing Director of drainage and wastewater specialist Lanes Group plc. The summer heatwave and subsequent warnings about flash floods demonstrates there is no room for complacency when it comes to factory site drainage as climate…

Septic tank operators urged to make regulation checks


New regulations for discharging wastewater from septic tanks have now come into force – and householders and businesses that fall foul of them risk heavy financial penalties or even criminal prosecution. Since January 1st 2020, the regulations, called General Binding Rules: Small Sewage Discharge to the Ground, have not allowed wastewater  from a standard septic…

Fatberg finds prompt Christmas appeal to protect environment


Christmas revellers and food businesses are being urged not to feed the fatbergs after Lanes Group sewer cleaning teams removed two giant waste monsters from beneath the streets of London. The Lanes teams, working for Thames Water, sliced a 30-tonne fatberg from a sewer beneath Borough Market in Southwark, South London, and a 63-tonne fatberg…

Concrete Pall Mall fatberg