Drain Unblockage News

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…

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93% of Brits support fatberg fight, but 59% oppose govt wet wipe ban

22/08/2018

Baby wipes and antibacterial household wipes are the most common types of disposable wipes in British households, used by 44% and 52% of people respectively. 59% of people said they would not support the proposed government blanket ban on the sale of disposable wipes, which was suggested in May this year. The most common reason…

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Drainage engineers praised for emergency blockage support

29/03/2018

Drainage engineers from Lanes Group plc have been praised for their diligence in responding to a drain blockage at a hotel chain HQ that threatened to flood a kitchen. Kitchen staff at the Hilton Hotels international offices in Watford, Hertfordshire, had been experiencing drainage problems – so its site facilities management partner, Integral, called Lanes…

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