Tankering and flood prevention

Oct 20, 2023 | News

With winter at our door and storms and torrential rain likely to cause widespread flooding across the UK, we’re preparing for a season of gales and flash flooding that threaten our homes and communities. At Drain Power our tankering services offer a fleet of Jet Vacs and suction tankers that can provide flood relief for […]

With winter at our door and storms and torrential rain likely to cause widespread flooding across the UK, we’re preparing for a season of gales and flash flooding that threaten our homes and communities. At Drain Power our tankering services offer a fleet of Jet Vacs and suction tankers that can provide flood relief for businesses and homeowners.

With over 30 years’ experience in the drainage industry our group of drainage companies, including Wilkinson Environmental Ltd,  has experience installing flood barriers, flood gates, and other flood defences as part of our flood mitigation services covering the Midlands down to Berkshire.

Tanker services

Our suction tankers can cope with high volumes of sludge and floodwater. We have 3,000, 4,000 and 6,000 gallon capacity vacuum tankers, which can quickly remove thousands of gallons of floodwater, silt, debris and waste water in minutes.

Our commercial drainage tankers can also use high-pressure water jetting to clear any obstructions or blockages, so your drain systems can get back to work.

Flood response team

With experience in flood response – we understand the stress and disruption caused by a flooded home, business or construction site. With our tankering services, we have the experience and expertise to undertake your flooding issues, from jetting blocked drains and vacuuming floodwater to sewage tank emptying and gully cleaning.

Flood prevention services

As well as suction tankers to carry out emergency flood response work across Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire, Surrey, Sussex and the Greater London area, our crews can help with flood prevention measures including:

  • Sewage tank emptying (Septic Tanks)
  • Oil interceptor cleaning
  • Pump station cleaning
  • Culvert cleaning
  • Gully cleaning

Plus, if a large storm is on the horizon, Like Storm Babet in October 2023, we can also provide flood prevention equipment like flood barriers and flood gates. Our teams work around the clock to clear floodwater and provide contaminated wastewater disposal services.

DIY flood mitigation

Keeping the area around your drainage systems clean and free of debris can really help prevent flooding. You can also help avoid costly flooding chaos by regularly arranging gully cleaning, sewage tank emptying, culvert cleaning, oil interceptor cleaning, and pump station maintenance. Please contact our team for more information about our planned preventative maintenance services.

Local flood response teams

Our tankering teams work across the Greater London area. Based in Windsor, we can easily service Slough, Oxford, Reading, Swindon, Woking, Bracknell, Maidenhead, Reading and Heathrow. We can provide flood vacuuming, high-pressure water jetting, and liquid waste disposal (including contaminated waste disposal) and our local drainage tankers are on call year round.

Contact our Drain Power team to see if we can assist.