welcome to waterways drainage specialists

If you need a reliable, local, emergency specialist to clear a blocked drain, look no further than Waterways. We're proud to bring over 20 years of experience to every job we take on.

Being an emergency blockage responder for Devon County Council, an accredited contractor for Cornwall Council, Trading Standards approved and a member of the National Association of Drainage Contractors, you can be sure to get a professional job completed, with no call out fee and free unbiased advice during site visits.


We are also professionals in repairing drainage systems using NO DIG TECHNOLOGY. 90% of drainage problems can now be rectified without the need for excavation.

Our Services

We provide a wide range of drainage maintenance, renewal and emergency repair services, along with all associated highways and groundworks, completed to local highways authority specifications​​.

CCTV Surveys

House pre-purchase survey, general condition survey or build over survey as requested.

Drain repairs

CIPP Lining, sectional repairs, no-dig technologies plus CCTV surveys.

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24-Hour Callouts

Need us in an emergency? 

No problem - we're only ever a phone call away.


Dropped kerbs, excavations, potable water services, rainwater harvesting & more.



Avoid unnecessary and costly repair work with regular maintenance.

Waterways offer services such as blockage clearance, CCTV surveys & reports, repairs, maintenance & new lay pipelines.

So if you have any issues such as a blocked drain, blocked toilet or surcharging manhole - we have the experience, technical know how and technology to clear any problems fast and highlight any possible underlying issues to prevent future blockages or floods.

With cost effective strategies and efficient, polite and professional team members, we can provide easy solutions to your problems. 

Located in Saltash our Teams are capable of responding to emergencies anywhere in Devon or Cornwall.
Plymouth, Tavistock, Bodmin, Torquay, St. Austell, Totnes, Newquay, Newton Abbott, Padstow, Liskeard, Truro, Kingsbridge, Bude, South Brent, Launceston, Ivybridge, Callington, Ashburton, Okehampton, Lostwithiel, Holsworthy, Temple,  Torpoint, Plymstock, Plympton, Yealmpton and any area's in between.

About me

John Lawler

I've worked within excavation and drainage since 1999, and built a wealth of experience across with reputable companies including Western Power, Balfour Betty, Maygurney,

and South West Water.


I now head up my own team at Waterways, delivering reliable drainage and groundworks services throughout Devon & Cornwall. My business is built on knowledge, health and safety, and most importantly, a high level of customer service.

We work directly with the general public, along with commercial businesses, local authorities and water companies.

Latest testimonials

Read the latest reviews from our very happy customers.

CCTV Survey and investigation to prove SWW Asset for land purchase

I cannot fault the prompt, professional and courteous service and I would absolutely recommend them.

Mark Gummow - Chudleigh

June 2019

blocked foul drain at commercial premises

John has been to our Pub and saved us twice now - really nice guy, hard working and excellent service. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend, would always call them first! Thank you John.

Kate Brooks - Plymouth

January 2020

Frame and cover replacement

Excellent service. Very prompt and well priced.

Would recommend.

Mr Pratt - Exeter

April 2019

Contact us

for free on-site advice


Unit 2 Saltash Business Park

Forge Lane



PL12 6LX

Mobile: 07904 418682

Office:   01752 656161

VAT NO. 343189005

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