Drain Maintenance News

Fatberg finds prompt Christmas appeal to protect environment

19/12/2019

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

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…

Highway interceptor emptying prepares for winter weather

10/01/2019

Drainage engineers have cleaned highway interceptors on the A30 in Cornwall as part of a planned maintenance programme designed to reduce the risk of flooding during heavy rain. The teams based at Lanes Group plc’s depot in Plymouth, Devon, have been carrying out the work on the trunk road near Launceston on behalf of Ringway,…

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CCTV surveys reveal hidden flood risks

02/01/2019

Specialist drainage services delivered by Lanes Group plc have been deployed to support a major flood protection scheme in Leeds. CCTV drainage surveys carried out by a team from the Lanes Leeds depot along a flood-risk river identified surface water pipes that needed to be fitted with flood valves. Leeds City Council, in partnership with…

City flooding