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Operation Ferret

23/10/2012

The engineers from Lanes have found some weird and wonderful things in drains, but a team from the East Midlands depot were surprised to come face to face with a friendly ferret whilst on a routine cleanse and survey project. The furry pet appeared as they had finished jetting the drain and were preparing to…

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Lanes engineers use their heads to stay safe

11/10/2012

Lanes for Drains engineers are using their heads when it comes to best practice for health and safety – because vital information that could help save their lives is now kept on their hats. Lanes, the UK’s largest independent specialist drainage company, has invested in an emergency ID system that works by storing personal health…

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School Drainage Surveys

04/10/2012

Lanes for Drains engineers in East Anglia got top marks for the speed and efficiency of their service as they completed full drainage surveys and cleaning programmes on two secondary schools over the summer. Teams from the St Neots depot in Cambridgeshire were called in by a main contractor to support major refurbishment programmes at…

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How to get rid of unwanted fat: Part II

01/10/2012

No. This is not another fad diet or latest craze in fitness regimes. It is about good housekeeping for drains and sewers.  And with bad practice costing millions of pounds a year, it is an issue which is currently being addressed by many of the UK’s water and sewerage companies; the industry’s trade association, British…

Lanes helps disabled athletes charity with donation

14/08/2012

Lanes Group is helping with the continuing development of the UK’s sportsmen and sportswomen. With the London 2012 Olympics being hailed as a huge success and the Paralympics beginning on August 29th, the UK’s largest independent drainage specialist has made a donation to a disabled athletes’ charity. ‘Dream it Believe it Achieve it’ works nationally…

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Happy Customer in Hampshire

10/08/2012

There’s nothing we like more than hearing from a happy customer, so we were delighted to get an email from Andrew Harris after one of the lovely engineers from our Southampton depot had been to his Hampshire home. Mark House was on call at the weekend when the Harris family realised that the main sewer…

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Drainage expertise is required for Fibre Optic technology

06/08/2012

Lanes for Drains has proved that the innovative application of drainage expertise and technology means it need not be a bridge too far when it comes to installing 21st Century communications systems. Engineers from the company, the UK’s largest independent drainage specialists, laid fibre optic cables underneath a 60 metre long bridge. QinetiQ, the company that…

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