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Americans urged to be careful about what goes down the sink this Thanksgiving, as part of groundbreaking Unblocktober campaign

27/11/2019

Families across the US are being urged to do their bit to prevent unwanted drain blockages this Thanksgiving by taking care over what they choose to put down the sink. The call comes following the successful conclusion of Unblocktober, a groundbreaking new public awareness campaign in the UK that saw more than 4,500 participants coming…

First-ever Unblocktober praised as resounding success

14/11/2019

The world’s first awareness month aimed at protecting the UK’s sewers and seas has been hailed a major success, after more than 4,500 Brits came together to reduce the amount of troublesome substances and materials being put down the nation’s drains. Unblocktober, led by Lanes Group, challenged individuals and businesses to avoid putting fats, oils…

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Northumbrian Water demonstrates urgent case for Unblocktober

17/10/2019

Northumbrian Water and Lanes Group plc have promoted the national Unblocktober campaign by demonstrating the major sewer problems caused by wet wipes in the North East of England. The water company invited BBC Tees radio presenter Gary Philipson to visit its Cargo Fleet pumping station to see Lanes wastewater operatives clear some of the hundreds…

Climate change triggers drainage management rethink

21/08/2019

Climate change caused by global warming is contributing to facilities and property managers recognising the value of preventative drainage maintenance to prevent highly damaging flooding. The Lanes drainage team in Newcastle upon Tyne is among Lanes depots across the UK that are receiving more enquiries about planned and preventative maintenance (PPM) work on drainage systems….

Engineers from Lanes Group Star on ITV’s “Sewer Men”

26/07/2019

At Lanes Group, we believe our talented team of drainage engineers are doing amazing work across the country – which is why we’re thrilled that a group of Lanes engineers recently got to make their TV debut, courtesy of ITV1’s documentary series Sewer Men! The incredible opportunity saw a camera crew following our intrepid Lanes…