Drainage maintenance News

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….

Newcastle story

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

Lanes Group invests £1m in latest pipe lining technology

04/10/2018

The UK’s largest independent drainage and utility specialist, Lanes Group plc, has invested over £1million in new pipe lining technology. The purchase of three new dual-core ultraviolet light cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) lining systems significantly adds to the company’s sewer rehabilitation capability. Two of the UV systems will line pipes with diameters from 150mm to 1600mm. The…

UV light train in pipe SQU

How we’re changing people’s toilet waste disposal habits

30/08/2018

Lanes Group is on a mission to educate people across the UK about the damage caused when hidden plastics found in household products such as wet wipes, sanitary towels, tampons, nappies and much more, are flushed down the toilet. As you may have already read, we have been raising awareness of hidden plastics and explaining…

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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…

Wet wipe pile removed from drain