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Full steam ahead for novel laundry maintenance support

27/06/2018

CCTV drainage survey technology has been put to a new use – helping inspect vital steam-generating equipment operated by one of the UK’s largest laundry services. Clean Services called in a CCTV drainage survey team from Lanes Group plc to obtain video images of pipework inside the machine at its laundry on Slough Trading Estate…

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Antony takes a nine mile walk – to a new life at Lanes

26/06/2018

Antony McCartney, left, with Lanes contract manager Glyn Bickerstaffe, who gave Antony a job when he was homeless and living rough in a park. A homeless man with cerebral palsy who had been living rough in a tent in a town park has had his life transformed after Lanes Group plc gave him a job…

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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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