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Wastewater engineers tackle whale-sized ‘concreteberg’

18/04/2019

Wastewater engineers from Lanes Group plc are supporting Thames Water in the removal of a ‘concreteberg’ as heavy as a blue whale plugging three London sewers. The giant mass of solidified cement and ballast, thought to be at least 100 metres long and weighing 105 tonnes, has been discovered at the junction of Gosling Street…

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Rapid response and quality service valued by food retailer Booths

29/03/2019

Specialist drainage services delivered by Lanes Group plc is helping Booths maintain its reputation as one of the most successful and best-liked food retailers in the North West of England. Co-ordinated from its Preston depot, Lanes provides a planned preventative maintenance (PPM) and reactive drainage service for Booths’ 28 stores across Lancashire, Cumbria, Cheshire, Greater…

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Lanes drainage engineers rises to sink hole emergency

28/03/2019

An alert drainage engineer working for Lanes Group plc reacted quickly to protect other motorists from a sink hole he spotted in the middle of the road. Robotic Cutting Engineer Alan Wright had been driving a five-tonne truck through Eccles, Greater Manchester at 4am on Thursday 28 March 2019 when he spotted what he thought…

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…

Transport fleet accreditation success boosts road safety

21/02/2019

Lanes Group plc has passed five rigorous audits to retain national accreditation for transport fleet management and safe driving standards. The drainage specialist has achieved, through re-auditing, the Bronze accreditation for its UK transport fleet under the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS). FORS is used by companies operating across the UK to benchmark standards in…

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