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TV show prepares to lift manhole on sewer cleaning team

11/06/2019

A popular TV show revealing the grimy side of life in Britain is preparing to show wastewater engineers working for Lanes Group battling fatbergs in London sewers. The highly-skilled and dedicated sewer ‘flushers’ were filmed tackling the large fat blockages on behalf of Thames Water for the documentary series Grime and Punishment. Major challenges they…

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Suction wins the day at home of the hover

03/06/2019

A drainage team from Lanes Group plc have used powerful water jetting and vacuumation equipment to clear the outfall of a pipe linking two sites defined by icons of British transport technology. They removed six tonnes of rubble, shingle and shells blocking a sea outfall located at a former hovercraft terminal in Ramsgate Kent. The…

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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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