Advice News

CCTV surveys pave way for new homes drainage handover


Drainage engineers from Lanes Group plc have been supporting housing developers across Teesside in preparing new drains to be integrated into the sewer system. Teams based at the Lanes depot at Stockton-on-Tees are working for construction companies to make sure sewers built on new housing estates are fit to meet requirements of a Section 104…

How using eco-friendly feminine hygiene products can help you fight plastic pollution


As part of our ongoing ‘Sinner or Binner’ campaign, we’ve talked extensively about how the improper disposal of tampons and sanitary towels is one of the biggest causes of troublesome drain blockages. The reason for this is that many of these products contain hidden plastics that aren’t immediately noticeable or recognisable, but nevertheless prevent the…

Lanes pledges to back bin the wet wipe campaign


Lanes Group plc is backing a month-long campaign by Thames Water to get people to pledge not to flush wet wipes down the loo. Wet wipes wrongly disposed of down toilets are one of the main causes of blockages in drains and sewers. They are also a key ingredient in sewer-clogging fatbergs. Thames Water’s campaign,…