Pollution Control News

Lanes cross connection search solves pollution problem in hidden river


Lanes Group drainage engineers have helped solve a pollution problem in one of the UK’s most famous rivers where it was hidden from view under a shopping centre. They were called in to search for the source of raw sewage coming from a surface water drain after it was spotted by construction workers. The sewage…

River Mersey underpass in Stockport

Lanes team in quick response to factory pollution alert


Lanes drainage engineers based in Leeds showed their pollution expertise when they were called to a factory where a by-product of the production process had leaked into a nearby stream. The factory managers discovered the leak when they were told about the water in the stream changing colour because of contamination. Geoff Davis, Area Development…

Engineer with CCTV robot at rear of open van.

School Drainage Surveys


Lanes for Drains engineers in East Anglia got top marks for the speed and efficiency of their service as they completed full drainage surveys and cleaning programmes on two secondary schools over the summer. Teams from the St Neots depot in Cambridgeshire were called in by a main contractor to support major refurbishment programmes at…

Engineer surveying drain in the street

Interceptors Unplugged


Surface water drains, including land drains and most road drains, are designed to carry only uncontaminated rainwater to a local river, stream or soakaway. Run-off which is contaminated by silt, chemicals or oil, could pollute the watercourse. That’s why interceptors, also called oil separators, are fitted to surface water drainage systems — to protect the…


How to get rid of unwanted fat


This is not another fad diet or latest craze in fitness regimes. It is straightforward advice about good housekeeping from the UK’s largest independent drainage specialist, Lanes for Drains. And Lanes should know: the company is called out to around 20,000 drainage blockages across the UK every year; 23% of which could be avoided if…