Wildlife News

Lanes Group goes the extra half mile for badgers

21/09/2015

Lanes Group drainage engineers have carried out a pipe cleaning project with the longest jetting hose they have ever deployed – and all to help badgers cross the road. The Lanes team based in Derby was handed the challenge of cleaning a badger tunnel under the A46 in Nottinghamshire after it became completed blocked by…

Lanes Group backs marine campaigners on disposable wipe problem

19/03/2015

Lanes Group is backing calls by the Marine Conservation Society for people to not flush disposable wipes down the toilet. The society’s plea came as it published figures which showed the number of disposable wipes found in rubbish on Britain’s beaches has increased by 50% in the last year. Rubbish on UK coasts rose by…

Fire crews call in Lanes in drain search for pet pooch

05/03/2015

A Lanes Group engineer working for Thames Water has helped firefighters search for a pet dog after his owner saw him scamper down a disused drain pipe while chasing a fox. John Dale, who works for the Lanes Utilities Division on its wastewater network maintenance contract for Thames Water, was responding to an urgent request…

Lanes cross connection search solves pollution problem in hidden river

24/10/2014

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…

Operation Ferret

23/10/2012

The engineers from Lanes have found some weird and wonderful things in drains, but a team from the East Midlands depot were surprised to come face to face with a friendly ferret whilst on a routine cleanse and survey project. The furry pet appeared as they had finished jetting the drain and were preparing to…

Lanes for Drains at Marwell Wildlife

09/08/2012

Lanes for Drains goes wild about giving good service – and proved the point when its engineers were called in to survey and repair the drainage system at the UK’s most famous wildlife conservation centre. Lanes for Drains has carried out a full CCTV drainage survey and then a programme of remedial work at Marwell…