FOG News

Northumbrian Water demonstrates urgent case for Unblocktober

17/10/2019

Northumbrian Water and Lanes Group plc have promoted the national Unblocktober campaign by demonstrating the major sewer problems caused by wet wipes in the North East of England. The water company invited BBC Tees radio presenter Gary Philipson to visit its Cargo Fleet pumping station to see Lanes wastewater operatives clear some of the hundreds…

Introducing Unblocktober – the world’s first awareness month to save our sewers and seas

18/07/2019

Unblocktober.org Lanes Group is delighted to announce the launch of Unblocktober, the world’s first month-long national campaign and awareness month to improve the health of our drains, sewers, watercourses and seas – driven completely by you, the British public. If you want to help reduce the amount of plastic entering our seas, rivers and oceans,…

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Fatbergs: The data behind the growing phenomenon

11/03/2019

Have you ever heard of a fatberg? Keep an eye on the news over the coming months and the chances are you will. Utilities companies and drainage firms are coming across mammoth fatbergs on an increasingly regular basis and they are posing a huge problem to our waterways and marine life. Here, we take a…

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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