Keeping drainage fresh and healthy at New Covent Garden Market

UKDN Waterflow (LG) Ltd is keeping the drains at the UK’s largest fruit, vegetable and flower market in a clear and healthy condition to help Londoners enjoy the freshest food and the brightest blooms.

The company, part of Lanes Group plc, is commissioned to provide a drainage maintenance service for the more than 200 traders who sell produce at the giant market in Nine Elms, London. Drainage engineers Mick Morris, Glenn Totton, and Jamie Leonard spend at least a day every week at the market, clearing blockages, cleaning gullies, carrying out CCTV surveys, and repairing plumbing systems.

UKDN Waterflow (LG) Field Manager, Ben Allard, said, “We’re very pleased to be working with an organisation that provides such an important service to be businesses and people of London.

“Because they are a dedicated New Covent Garden Market team, Mick, Glenn, and Jamie have got to understand the drainage system in great detail, as well as building very good working relationships with the traders and the market management team.

“This allows us to very quickly get to grips with drainage problems when we attend site each Wednesday, and to plan preventative maintenance so we can keep drains and gullies running as smoothly as possible.”