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Wastewater team backs plastic pollution clear-up

14/06/2018

Wastewater professionals from national drainage specialist Lanes Group plc are supporting a campaign to clean up plastic pollution and other waste dumped along rivers in Greater London. Ten colleagues from Lanes Utilities, the wastewater network service maintenance partner for Thames Water, collected plastic, paper litter, and a shopping trolley along the Thames at Staines, in…

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Why is flushing sanitary products down the toilet bad for our sewers and oceans?

11/06/2018

Underneath our feet, a war is being waged between our ailing Victorian-era sewers and a torrent of sanitary products clogging up our pipes, drains and water courseways. Despite the valiant effort of foot soldiers, like our drainage engineers who tackled the ‘monster’ Whitechapel fatberg in 2017, sanitary products pose a significant threat to sanitation systems…

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Thank you Francesca – your Dr Fatbürg is fab!

08/06/2018

A young writer who has won a BBC Radio 2 award for a story inspired by the UK’s fatberg menace has been thanked by sewer maintenance specialist Lanes Utilities for highlighting the problem in such a creative way. Francesca Wade’s tale of Agent Ramsbottom’s fight against Dr Fatbürg, who was turning waste in London’s sewers…

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New standards setting a foundation for success

07/06/2018

Lanes Utilities is using new international standards to integrate its management systems in a process that is already delivering significant benefits for its teams and clients. The business, part of Lanes Group plc, the UK’s largest independent drainage specialist, is the wastewater network services maintenance partner for Thames Water. Lanes Utilities has transitioned to new…

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Gas plant turns to Lanes over pipe blockage concern

05/06/2018

A CCTV camera system designed for surveying sewers has been put to a new use – investigating concerns about a pipe blockage at a gas plant. Drainage engineers based at the Lanes Group plc depot in Aberdeen were called in to survey the gas pipe at the biogas generation plant near Coupar Angus, in Perth…

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