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Lanes pledges to back bin the wet wipe campaign

17/08/2018

Lanes Group plc is backing a month-long campaign by Thames Water to get people to pledge not to flush wet wipes down the loo. Wet wipes wrongly disposed of down toilets are one of the main causes of blockages in drains and sewers. They are also a key ingredient in sewer-clogging fatbergs. Thames Water’s campaign,…

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Drainage surveys support Dover Western Docks Revival development

15/08/2018

Drainage engineers from Lanes Group plc have been carrying out detailed drainage surveys around the Port of Dover as part of the flagship Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) development. Hundreds of meters of surface water drainage pipes running into the current Western Docks required surveying prior to construction teams commencing with the utilities phase of…

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Keyhole pipe surgery restores hospital drainage system

14/08/2018

Drainage engineers from Lanes Group plc have carried out a programme of no-dig drain repairs at a primary care hospital in North Yorkshire, restoring the system to good health. In a process akin to keyhole surgery on the human body, they inserted 52 ‘patch liners’ in underground pipes at East Cleveland Primary Care Hospital in…

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Putting hidden and nonwoven plastic under the microscope

07/08/2018

As part of our ‘Sinner or Binner’ campaign we’ve been discussing why sanitary products are a menace for our sewers and seas when they are not disposed of correctly. In our previous blog post, we discussed why they’re so troublesome, and talked about the problem in detail. But exactly why are sanitary items so difficult…

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Drainage surveys pave way for major road upgrade

03/08/2018

CCTV surveys of highway drains along one of the busiest stretches of road in the North East of England have helped pave the way for a major improvement project. Highways England has earmarked up to £128m to upgrade the A19 between Norton and Wynyard in the Tees Valley to reduce congestion, noise pollution, and to…

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Rail culvert clearance proves power of water jetting

02/08/2018

Drainage engineers from Lanes Group plc have demonstrated the power of water jetting when deployed to clear silt, rubble, and boulders from large-diameter railway culverts. A team of drainage operatives from the company’s Manchester depot removed 25 tonnes of material from a 30-metre-long culvert under the Manchester to Wigan railway line at Atherton in just…

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Riding the banks of the Thames – without moving an inch!

27/07/2018

The journey may not have been as picturesque, but Lanes Utilities colleagues rode the entire length of the River Thames to raise money for good causes. They have taken part in the Lanes Cycle Challenge, which is seeing teams from depots and service hubs across the UK cycle the distance along famous geographical landmarks for…

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