Keeping Hospital Drains Healthy


Blocked drains in hospitals are a major cause for concern, and entire wards can be closed if drainage issues get out of hand. Wards are shut more frequently than you might imagine, and here at Lanes we recently submitted a Freedom of Information request to 122 NHS England hospital trusts to see just how much…


Drainage engineers go to aid of injured motorist


Two Lanes Group drainage engineers gave first aid to a motorist they found next to his overturned car on the M5 motorway in Devon. They used bandages from their first aid kit to staunch the flow of blood from a head wound of the man as he lay beside the smoking wreckage of his car….


The forgotten-essentials for new landlords revealed


When landlords set up a new home to rent, they are faced with a choice. Cut corners –  installing clapped-out appliances and skimping on drainage – or instead, renovate comprehensively. While the former approach can be attractive due to the possible initial savings, it’s completely flawed, given the negative repercussions that, further down the line,…


CityFlex service boost


Small can be useful when it comes to mini jet vac tankers A new mini jet vac tanker based at the Lanes Newcastle depot is proving that size matters when it comes to jetting clean pipes in places where space is at a premium. For small-to-medium diameter pipes, the JHL CityFlex jetting and vacuumation tanker…


TW Spotlight Award


Lanes duo win service award after hospital visit Thames Water has given two Lanes Group wastewater engineers customer service awards after they used one of their rest breaks to visit an elderly customer in hospital. The 85-year-old customer lived in one of three semi-detached houses in Surbiton, South London, which had been having problems with…


Wayne Clemens – 25 years


Wayne celebrates 25 years at one depot – thanks to job variety! Wayne Clemens is celebrating 25 years working at the same drainage depot, and says he has stayed put because he has never had a dull moment. He is the Regional Manager of Lanes Group’s Plymouth Depot, where he is responsible for managing 15…