Drainage engineers from Lanes Group plc are carrying out important annual maintenance work for a Derbyshire council to ensure public spaces can be used and enjoyed by businesses, residents and visitors.
They have been working through a three-week programme of surface drainage asset cleaning for Erewash Borough Council at dozens of locations in towns and villages across the local authority area.
The planned preventative maintenance (PPM) work is carried out every year across public spaces and facilities owned and managed by the borough council, including shopping precincts, leisure centres and car parks.
Drainage engineers from the Lanes Derby depot are carrying out the work.
Lanes Area Development Manager Chris Norbury said the project had been awarded through competitive tender to support Erewash Borough Council’s asset maintenance programme.
“We’re using our jet vac tankers to clean a range of different drainage assets at 41 locations right across the borough, including slot drains, road drains, surface water gullies and silt traps.
These drainage systems “serve the busiest urban areas in the borough. They are critical for commercial activity and transport.”
Where asset condition issues are encountered – for example, if there appears to be a difficult blockage – the borough council can authorise Lanes to carry out a CCTV drainage survey to establish their cause.
Chris Norbury said: “As Erewash borough council has an established PPM programme, these drainage assets are well looked after, so the risk of serious blockages or of drains being damaged is reduced.
“However, as Lanes is the UK’s largest independent drainage specialist, if a problem is identified, whatever the size, complexity and urgency, we have the expertise, experience, and capacity to deal with it.”