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Drainage maintenance boost for city’s highway system

05/01/2018

Lanes Group plc has completed a three-year programme of maintenance work to survey, clean, and repair strategic highway drainage pipes across Portsmouth. Teams from the drainage specialist’s Eastleigh depot worked with Colas to carry out surveys, desilting, and repairs along 20 kilometres of large-diameter highway drains. Colas, which manages highway infrastructure for Portsmouth City Council…

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Rise of the ‘wipe wash’ clogs UK’s sewers

02/01/2018

A growing social phenomenon – the replacement of the morning shower with having a ‘wipe wash’ – may be contributing to hugely costly blockages of drains and sewers across the UK. Drainage specialist Lanes Group plc says its teams have evidence that people are increasingly using wipes, not water, to wash in the morning and…

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Sewers come before Santa for Lanes Christmas workers

22/12/2017

Santa is not the only one working on Christmas Day. Drains, as well as chimneys, must be kept clear – so Lanes Group plc teams will be working while others eat drink and become merry. Across the UK, householders and businesses will be relying Lanes drainage and wastewater engineers unblocking drains to keep festive celebrations…

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There is no chance of missing this 25th anniversary

21/12/2017

It’s big, it’s bright pink – and it’s 25 years since the company that has become Britain’s biggest independent drainage specialist was launched. Lanes Group plc is celebrating its first quarter of a Century of unblocking Britain’s sewers by sending out two specially liveried new jet vac tankers onto the nation’s roads. Dodgy drains and…

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Wastewater network ‘fit to fly’ at former RAF base

19/12/2017

Drainage engineers from Lanes Group plc have helped a water company survey and upgrade the wastewater network across a former RAF base that has been transformed into a ‘garden village’. A team from the drainage specialist’s St Neots depot was commissioned by Icosa Water to carry out an extensive programme of investigation, repair, and rehabilitation…

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Lanes achieves magnificent 7 in complaint handling awards

29/11/2017

Lanes Group plc has been shortlisted in seven categories of the Complaint Handling Awards 2018, which recognise excellence across UK industry in resolving customer complaints. The drainage and utilities specialist is a finalist in every category it entered, and in more categories than any other organisation or business also in the running to win one…

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