Railway Network – Track Drainage

September 19th, 2018

Nice work Team Wilkinson! Another delighted client from our jetting and sewer cleansing department.

No job is too big or small on the railway network. Our crew easily dealt with difficult access and a work site 300m down the track. They jetted and cleaned track drainage with remote hose reel. Job done.



NEBOSH certified

May 11th, 2018

The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health or otherwise known as (NEBOSH) is a UK-based independent examination board delivering vocational qualifications in health, safety & environmental practice and management.

Constantly striving to improve our service offering to nationwide customers in the UK drainage market, we are delighted to announce our Managing Director, Mike Moss, has successfully completely his NEBOSH training course.

For more information visit: https://www.nebosh.org.uk/Qualifications/Certificate/default.asp?cref=94&ct=2

NEBOSH qualified

£2m invested in new New Jet-Vacs

December 5th, 2017

Wilkinson Environmental Ltd are proud to announce a further £2 million investment this year in two brand new 414 Jet Vac recyclers and two brand new 312 Jet Vac recyclers. Earlier this year the company already invested 1.5 million in three new 312 Jet-Vac’s. The Midlands based drainage services company takes corporate responsibility seriously and is committed to working towards a more sustainable environment by reducing its carbon footprint with newer, more reliable vehicles, while delivering cost-effective services for its clients that require drain cleansing, tankering and emergency drain blockages.

NEW Sonar Surveys

December 5th, 2017

At Wilkinson Environmental Ltd, our innovative drainage team can now deliver advanced sonar 
surveys in surcharged and semi-surcharged pipes. Bespoke and built in-house this unique piece of equipment can 
deliver pan and rotate CCTV surveys above the waterline as well as capture high-resolution 
images under the waterline.

A new addition to our CCTV drainage services, this unique sonar surveyor offers a robust and
portable float system complete with camera/profiler height adjustment, which can also be
crawler mounted.

Capable of scanning a full 360 degrees per second with LED auxiliary lighting for larger diameter 
pipes, our sonar surveyor operates on roll sensors and can collect data in one single survey with 
dual images displayed on screen. Onscreen measurements are displayed with circle overlay 
for checking pipe deformities.

New HSEQ Manager – New focus

November 2nd, 2017

As one of the leading drainage companies in the Midlands, Wilkinson Environmental is delighted
to announce the appointment of a new HSEQ Manager (Health, Safety, Environment and Quality).

Committed to delivering high levels of staff training, progression and education in all areas
of its business including sewer cleaning, CCTV camera surveys, directional water cutting,
sewer connections and sewer rehabilitation, the drainage and civil engineering specialist
is focused on delivering consistency for its nationwide clients and onsite safety for its staff.

New Office Premises

September 27th, 2017

‘We have moved!’ Wilkinson Environmental Ltd, one of the leading drainage companies in the Midlands is now located at a state-of-the-art facility in Atherstone, Warwickshire, which has given us a fantastic new HQ space to work from, additional 24hr security, much more space for our expanding fleet of Jet Vacs and CCTV camera survey vans as well as an in-house, cost saving weigh bridge allowing us to to track clients’ waste coming in and out of the yard.

Remove 100% concrete with NEW cutter

August 26th, 2010

Save £££s with our NEW and revolutionary concrete and grout cutter that removes 100%
concrete from 4″ and 6″ pipes!!

Avoid costly excavation jobs and save time and money with Wilkinson Environmental’s
‘tried and tested’ concrete and grout cutter, that removes concrete from 4″ and 6″ plastic and soft clay
pipes without damaging the side walls of the pipe.

For more information please contact our sales team directly.

Local Community Circus

September 19th, 2018

Always happy to sponsor a good cause in our local community and one close to our staff’s hearts…we also secretly love the Greatest Showman! Good luck tomorrow Hempsted C of E Primary, Hempsted, Gloucester with your family Circus fundraiser. That new sports and play equipment is within reaching distance.

Guardians of Stubbs’ Pool, Nuneaton

September 19th, 2018

Proud to support the “Guardians of Stubbs’ pool” Camp Hill, Nuneaton and one of our drainage own, Jo Ling as she battled to save hundreds of oxygen starved fish this summer.

After 2018’s heatwave water levels dropped at the popular local pond and fish started to die. Temporary pumps were brought in to aerate the water by Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council but realising this was just a temporary solution Jo and the Guardians of Stubbs’ pool started a ‘GoFundMe’ site in order to raise £5000 for a permanent pump. As a local environmental services and drainage business, we were delighted to support them.


NEW JHL Recycler 206

July 17th, 2018

We’re pretty pleased to announce that this brand new JHL Recycler 206 is joining our drainage services fleet. Recycling water on site is proving cost effective and efficient.


  • 6,000 litre tank (1,319 Uk gallons)
  • Approved for 0.5 bar pressure
  • One set of pneumatic locking pins
  • 4″ top suction, pneumatic
  • 4″ bottom suction, pneumatic
  • Bottom drainage led to the rear end

Keeping our sewers clean

May 4th, 2018

It’s not everyday your client emails in to say thank you for removing as much as 11 tonnes of silt per shift! Here at Wilkinson Environmental HQ we are feeling very proud of our boys!

With over 25 years’ experience in the drainage services industry, we pride ourselves on delivering results and being the best at removing emergency blockages, CCTV drainage surveys and sewer cleansing throughout the Midlands, Birmingham, Warwick, Leicester, Worcester, Northampton, Gloucester, Oxford, Bristol and beyond!

For more information visit: https://www.wilkinson-env.co.uk/clean.html

Emergency Sewer blockages - silt

Emergency blockage removal

Sewer cleansing & CCTV surveys

Railway network and surface water drainage

April 24th, 2018

Always prepared for a challenge when we were contacted to remove concrete blocking a delicate 150mm plastic surface water pipe that was positioned under a newly laid railway track and brand-new refueling depot, 100m away from the nearest vehicle access point; Wilkinson Environmental put to work their bespoke concrete cutting head. Got to love no dig technology. Customer and staff delighted with the results.

For more information on drainage concrete cutting or removing concrete from sewers, click here

drainage concrete cutting

Railway network - refueling depot

Railway network tracks

Proud of our training ethos

April 18th, 2018

At Wilkinson Environmental Ltd we take the safety of our staff, clients and the public very seriously. We now have an agreement with ESS Safeforce, one of the leading training companies in the UK, to provide all of our training requirements so our CCTV operatives and drainage engineers are fully certified in:

• Manual Handling
• Asbestos Awareness
• Signing Lighting & guarding
• Confined Spaces
• IOSH managing Safely for our management team.

Confined space training

Signage training

Drainage safety training

Happy Easter Everyone!

March 26th, 2018

Wilkinson Environmental Ltd, the Warwickshire based drainage services company were one of the proud sponsors of Gloucester’s ‘Hempsted Hare Hunt’.

The Easter inspired community event invited local business leaders to sponsor a hare in order to raise money for Hempsted C of E Primary School, Gloucester. With fabulous cake sales, colouring competitions, craft tables and dedicated map hunters, the event was a great success and raised £858 towards new sports equipment for the children of Hempsted Primary.

It was a very Hoppy Easter for all involved!

Sponsor of local event

Hare Hunter!

Hempsted hare map

Fabulous cakes!

FOGs – Bin it, don’t pour it.

January 28th, 2018

Fats, oils and greases, better known as FOGs in the drainage industry cause major problems in our sewerage network when poured down kitchen sinks, toilets and drains.

So, before you tip that harmless looking liquid fat from your Sunday roast dinner down the kitchen sink, keep in mind that once it congeals and mixes with other disposed food and sanitary waste it hardens in pipes and over time turns into a drain blockage that can eventually cause flooding or pollution in your own home as well as local area.

The fat facts

  • Drainage blockages account for 80% of sewer flooding incidents in the UK and more than 5,000 homes and properties are flooded each year as a result.
  • There are approximately 370,000 sewer blockages throughout the UK every year, of which up to 80% are caused by fats, oils and grease, baby wipes, sanitary waste and other unflushable items.
  • Around £100 million is spent annually on reactive drainage blockage clearance nationwide, with further costs for clean-up after flooding incidents. These costs will be paid for through customer bills.
  • Through sewer flooding, FOG build-up is indirectly responsible for many cases of property damage and pollution incidents.
  • Even when FOG compounds cause few problems in sewers, they can result in serious difficulties at sewage pumping stations, including problems with build-up.
  • If we all take care not to dispose of fats, oils, grease or other food waste into the sewerage system, the number of customers affected by flooding and the impact on our environment will be significantly reduced.

What’s the answer?

  • The water industry has published best practice guidelines to ensure that fats, oils and grease are disposed of correctly and do not enter drains and sewers.
  • Individual water and sewerage companies also publish advice to customers on the correct use of the wastewater network and alternative disposal methods for fats, oils, grease and other waste products which are not suitable for disposal via the domestic drainage system.
  • Commercial companies exist for the collection and disposal of fats, oils and grease. These ensure that such waste is carried, managed and disposed of appropriately. The activities of these companies are regulated by the Environment Agency or SEPA in Scotland.

Information sourced from Water UK

For more information on the disposal of fats, oils, grease and food waste, visit:


FOGs emergency drain blockage

Congealed fat in drains

Sewer cleansing with Jet Vacs