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Let’s keep sewers flowing during COVID-19 crisis

20/03/2020

Lanes Group plc is backing water companies who are urging customers not to switch to flushing substitute products down toilets during current toilet paper shortages. Panic buying triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic has raised concern that people may resort to swapping toilet paper for other products like wet wipes and kitchen towel, which could increase…

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Decade of Metrolink drainage support nears final stop

17/03/2020

A decade of drainage services delivered by Lanes Group plc during the building of Manchester’s Metrolink tram service is approaching the end of the line. Drainage engineers based at the Lanes depot in Eccles, Greater Manchester, have been working on the new Trafford Park Line which is nearing completion. The company has provided drainage teams…

Lanes gets drainage expertise on track along HS2 route

16/03/2020

Drainage engineers from Lanes Group plc are supporting main contractors preparing for construction of the HS2 railway line into Birmingham. Teams from the drainage and utilities specialist’s Birmingham depot have been mapping and cleaning sewer assets along the high-speed rail route, the UK’s largest transport infrastructure project. They have been working for LM, a joint…

Welcome to the drainage industry – my world of work

06/03/2020

The phrase ‘a woman working in a man’s world’ is fast becoming less and less relevant says Lanes area development manager Sian Wyn Jones, if her experience is anything to go by. To mark International Women’s Day, we’re showcasing the work of women who work at Lanes, the UK’s largest independent drainage specialist. Sian has…

Let’s do exciting sewer work without the emergencies

06/03/2020

Louise Paterson has spent a lot of her working life at the sharp end of delivering customer service. For 10 years, she worked in a police emergency call centre. Now, as head of operations in the customer solutions centre (CSC), the nerve centre of Thames Water’s wastewater maintenance operation, she is doing her best to…