First-ever Unblocktober praised as resounding success


The world’s first awareness month aimed at protecting the UK’s sewers and seas has been hailed a major success, after more than 4,500 Brits came together to reduce the amount of troublesome substances and materials being put down the nation’s drains. Unblocktober, led by Lanes Group, challenged individuals and businesses to avoid putting fats, oils…

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The Facts About Fatbergs & Plastic Pollution – an infographic


The Facts About Fatbergs & Plastic Pollution – an infographic People in the UK are becoming increasingly aware of the danger that fatbergs and plastic pollution pose to our sewers and seas – but do they understand the full scale of the problem, or the way their day-to-day habits may be exacerbating the issue? The…

Climate change triggers drainage management rethink


Climate change caused by global warming is contributing to facilities and property managers recognising the value of preventative drainage maintenance to prevent highly damaging flooding. The Lanes drainage team in Newcastle upon Tyne is among Lanes depots across the UK that are receiving more enquiries about planned and preventative maintenance (PPM) work on drainage systems….

Engineers from Lanes Group Star on ITV’s “Sewer Men”


At Lanes Group, we believe our talented team of drainage engineers are doing amazing work across the country – which is why we’re thrilled that a group of Lanes engineers recently got to make their TV debut, courtesy of ITV1’s documentary series Sewer Men! The incredible opportunity saw a camera crew following our intrepid Lanes…

Introducing Unblocktober – the world’s first awareness month to save our sewers and seas

18/07/2019 Lanes Group is delighted to announce the launch of Unblocktober, the world’s first month-long national campaign and awareness month to improve the health of our drains, sewers, watercourses and seas – driven completely by you, the British public. If you want to help reduce the amount of plastic entering our seas, rivers and oceans,…

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