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for free on-site advice


16 Daws Court

Old Ferry Road



PL12 6JD

Mobile: 07904 418682

Office:   01752 415884

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welcome to waterways drainage specialists

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


Being accredited contractors for Cornwall Council, Devon County Council, Trading Standards Approved and a member of the National Association of Drainage Contractors, you can be sure to get a professional job completed at affordable rates, with no call out fee and free unbiased advice during site visits.

We are also professionals in repairing drainage systems using NO DIG TECHNOLOGY. 95% 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 repairs, along with all associated highways and groundworks, completed to local highways authority specifications​​

24-Hour Callouts

Need us in an emergency? 

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

Drain repairs

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

CCTV Surveys

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


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



Avoid unnecessary and costly repair work with regular maintenance.

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