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Ian helps recreate historic jump to salute D-Day heroes

Rail depot manager Ian Sandford has joined hundreds of other former paratroopers in a spectacular jump over Normandy to mark the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings. The senior UKDN Waterflow (LG) Ltd manager, a former soldier in the Parachute Regiment, was one of the first to jump from 800 feet from a World War […]

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Ian jumps at the chance to honour D-Day veterans

Rail drainage and maintenance manager Ian Sandford is joining hundreds of former paratroopers in a “final salute” mass jump to honour all those involved in the D-Day landings. He will be among 250 former airborne soldiers and female parachutists who will jump from 30 Douglas DC3/C47 Dakota aircraft over France to mark the 75th anniversary […]

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Are Your Drains Breaking the Law?

Download the “Are Your Drains Breaking the Law?” whitepaper Did you know that your drainage and sewerage system could be putting you at risk of prosecution, and the environment at risk of pollution? As far as the construction and architecture industries are concerned, everything from the pipework connections to the effectiveness of overall wastewater management […]


Tree roots damaging drains – what the experts say

Tree roots are often blamed for damaging drains and other underground structures – but what is the truth of the matter? And what should you do to prevent any problems occurring? Here at UKDN Waterflow (LG) Ltd, our drainage teams certainly often have to remove roots from drains and sewer pipes. It is a common […]

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Homebuyer’s Drain Survey

When buying a new house it’s important to ensure no nasty surprises arise – especially after the purchase has been finalised. If problems with a property’s drainage system are left unaddressed or unidentified, it can present a number of costly short and long term consequences. Join the UKDN team as we explain what a home […]

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Drain Maintenance FAQs

Join the UKDN Waterflow (LG) team as we answer some of the most common drain related questions asked every single month on Google.   Q: What does a smelly drain mean?  A: Items that are disposed of down the drain such as food, hair and other substances can get clogged. Bacteria grow on these substances, […]

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What is a CCTV drainage survey?

A CCTV drainage survey is a process for examining the condition of drainage systems remotely with a camera system that records video footage and captures other useful data. The technology has become an essential tool for inspecting and surveying underground drains, sewers, culverts and associated drainage assets safely, quickly and cost-effectively. The techniques and equipment […]

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Domestic Drainage Excavation

As part of our drain and pipe repair services at UKDN Waterflow (LG) Ltd, we offer domestic drain excavations to residential properties around the UK, along with small civils projects for SMEs. Read on to find out what a domestic drain excavation is, when it is needed, and the process we would take to ensure […]

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UKDN welcomes new ‘Fine to Flush’ wet wipe standard

Drainage specialist UKDN Waterflow (LG) Ltd has welcomed a new national standard for wet wipes designed to be disposed of down toilets. Wipe manufacturers can now feature an official water industry ‘Fine to Flush’ symbol on their packaging if their products pass strict scientific tests. Industry body Water UK has teamed up with water companies […]

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