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Revealed – the tough task of beating a rock-hard blockage

03/06/2019

It’s thought to weigh as much as 20 elephants and has led to the coining of a new name for an unauthorised way to block a sewer. Yes, the ‘concreteberg’ is still in place under a street in North London. Wastewater engineers from Lanes Group plc, which maintains sewers for Thames Water, are making sure…

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Paul brings clean perspective to pipe lining operation

29/05/2019

Drainage and wastewater contractor Lanes Group plc has appointed clean water expert Paul Henderson to lead strategic sales for its sewer rehabilitation and lining operations. Paul is the new Business Development Manager for the Lanes Sewer Rehabilitation and Lining Division. A key previous role was Business Development Director for one of the UK’s leading clean…

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Andy’s jobs journey reaches fulfilment down in the sewers

15/05/2019

Doing a favour for a friend led to a job working for Lanes Group plc – now Andy Howard has the career he always really wanted, and that includes tackling giant sewer bergs made from fat and concrete. In 2012, the former HGV company boss agreed to take his best mate to a job interview…

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Lanes trio win RoSPA awards for inspirational health and safety

10/05/2019

Three colleagues working for drainage and utility specialist Lanes Group plc have each won national awards for their inspirational dedication to the health and safety of others. Jack Gale, Kelly Hansford, and Andy Brierley have won RoSPA Inspiration Awards which recognise the contribution that individuals make to occupational health and safety. Lanes Group Director Andy…

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Revealed – the hard task of countering a concreteberg

03/05/2019

Wastewater engineers from Lanes Group plc are working with colleagues at Thames Water to keep water flowing around a giant ‘concreteberg’ blocking a sewer in North London. The giant plug of concrete, thought to be up to 100 metres long and weighing up to 105 tonnes, the same as a blue whale or 20 elephants,…

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The future of period care products – what will they look like in 20 years?

03/05/2019

If you’re invested in the wellbeing of the environment, you’ll be well aware of the damage that plastic pollution causes on a global basis – and you may also understand the critical role that hidden plastics play in exacerbating this threat. Because so many household products feature plastic content that isn’t immediately obvious, this often…

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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