Flood Prevention News

Lanes teams respond to urgent calls in wake of Storm Henk


Drainage engineers from Lanes Group plc are responding to calls for help across England and Wales as businesses are threatened by flooding caused by Storm Henk. Lanes teams are extremely busy as flooding continue to cause major problems, with call-outs particularly high in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, the West Midlands, Gloucestershire, Avon, and South Wales. Lanes…

Do more to protect against floods – there is ‘Noah alternative’


Manufacturers should urgently review the condition of their drainage systems to guard against the risk of flooding, advises Kevin Moon, Managing Director of drainage and wastewater specialist Lanes Group plc. The summer heatwave and subsequent warnings about flash floods demonstrates there is no room for complacency when it comes to factory site drainage as climate…

Lanes powers ahead with Scottish industrial cleaning service


An industrial cleaning service operated by drainage and wastewater specialist Lanes Group plc has expanded so rapidly since its launch in 2019 that it now supports customers across Scotland. Services delivered by the operation, based at the Lanes Aberdeen depot, including tank cleaning, wet well cleaning, interceptor cleaning and digester cleaning. Lanes Contracts Manager Neil…

Drain rehabilitation key to school refurbishment


Drainage engineers from Lanes Group plc have rehabilitated the drainage system at a primary school as part of a major refurbishment programme. The Lanes Bristol depot was commissioned to install 33 local structural repairs (LSRs), known as patch drain liners, and five full liners in foul and surface water drains at Brentry Primary School in…

Highway interceptor emptying prepares for winter weather


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,…