Environment News

Lanes for Drains welcomes the microbead ban

05/10/2016

The UK government is expected to ban the sale of microbeads by the end of 2017, following advice from the House of Commons Environmental Committee and pressure from environmental campaigners. It’s great news for the oceans (and the country’s drainage system!) But why are microbeads so bad for the environment? What are microbeads? Microbeads are…

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Mayors praise Lanes response to Yorkshire floods emergency

08/01/2016

Lanes Group drainage maintenance teams are working around the clock to help communities in Yorkshire recover from flooding. The company has 16 specialist vehicles and more than 30 drainage engineers working in flood-hit areas across the county. More than 6,700 homes and hundreds of businesses in the north of England have been affected by the…

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Lanes drainage know-how helps curb major road hazard

20/03/2015

Lanes Group drainage expertise is helping prepare for road safety improvements at a junction where accidents have resulted in two fatalities. The company’s engineers have carried out a full highways drainage survey at an intersection on the A1306 in Havering, East London. Havering Borough Council commissioned the Lanes London depot at Rainham to do the…

UV lining technology used to cure rural road flood problem

20/03/2015

Lanes Group has rehabilitated surface water drainage along a rural road using ultraviolet lining technology – curing major flooding problems. The work demonstrated the benefits of ultraviolet (UV) relining, which can be more easily deployed in areas where access is difficult. Lancashire Council commissioned Lanes Group to reline the surface water drain along the tree-lined…

Lanes goes into bat for Derbyshire County Cricket Club ground development

09/03/2015

Lanes Group has carried out a CCTV drainage survey to support a major ground development programme for Derbyshire County Cricket Club. A team from the Lanes Derby depot completed the survey at The 3aaa County Ground in Derby to ensure that the new drainage pipes link up accurately with the main drainage system. Lanes Group,…

Orient House goes “fat-free” thanks to Lanes Group

25/02/2015

One of the most sought after places to live in Manchester city centre has gone “fat free” thanks to expert help from Lanes Group drainage engineers. It is not about healthy bodies but healthy buildings, because Lanes was called in to clean over one kilometre of drainage pipes inside Orient House in Granby Row. Residents…

Severn Trent Water gives Lanes pair 10 out of 10 for star effort

18/02/2015

Severn Trent Water has thanked and rewarded two Lanes drain blockage engineers after they received 10 customer commendations between them in just one month. Damon Reeves and Jack Looker are part of the Lanes operational team in Stafford, working on the wastewater network services contract for Severn Trent Water. They respond to drain blockage problems…