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Unblocktober and How to get Involved

UKDN Waterflow (LG) is delighted to be supporting Unblocktober – a month-long campaign and awareness month in aid of improving the nation’s sewers and seas. Every single year, 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into the ocean, and according to the MCSUK, 8.5% of that comes from the items we flush daily. Here at […]

Watched ITV’s “Sewer men”? Learn about fatbergs, wastewater and what not to flush!

Chances are that you might have caught ITV’s new observational documentary “Sewer men” and saw our engineers working alongside West Midlands water company Severn Trent Water to keep Britain’s drains clear. In this two-part mini-series ITV’s cameras follow wastewater workers for three months as they navigate sewers, unblock toilets, pipes and drains, going waist-deep in […]

Collapsed Drain – All You Need to Know

What is a collapsed drain?  A collapsed drain is when your pipe has become severely damaged and therefore collapsed or is beginning to cave-in. This can be caused by a number of factors, including freezing temperatures, frequent blockages, both exerting additional pressure on the structure, and generally poor maintenance. Tree roots can also cause collapsed […]

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Who is Responsible for a Blocked Drain – Tenant or Landlord?

If you’re renting a property, it is important to understand who is responsible for looking after and maintaining each aspect of the property to avoid any unexpected bills or charges. Drainage can often be an overlooked, yet costly aspect of a property, especially when issues are left unaddressed. Therefore it’s a good idea to brush […]

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Drain Misconnections and How They Affect the Planet

Aside from breaking the law, drain misconnections can have serious environmental implications by posing a threat to rivers, wildlife and our oceans. If you own any type of property, it’s your responsibility to be aware of the risks faulty drainage and misconnections can have on the environment and address them to minimise the impact. What […]

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Building Regulations for Drains and Sewers

Join UKDN Waterflow (LG) as we explore the regulations and laws surrounding drainage and also go through our optimum performance code. The code gives builders, engineers, and homeowners the resources to judge a drainage system and identify whether a drain may be breaking the law or in need of repair. Drain Law and Regulations Regulations […]

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Network Rail Drone Surveys Ready to Take Off

Network Rail has awarded UKDN Waterflow (LG) Ltd, part of Lanes Group plc, a three-year contract to provide unmanned aerial vehicle survey and inspection services. The framework contract, awarded under competitive tender, covers three regions – North, Midlands and South – encompassing the whole of the UK.  UKDN Waterflow (LG) was one of four suppliers […]

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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 […]

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