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.

Welcome to Waterways Drainage, your reliable local drainage company specialists.

We are a Drainage company Cornwall residents and commercial enterprises can trust.  With over 20 years combined experience and training within our team, we can help clear your drains, repair your drains, and maintain your drainage works using the best tools, methods and machinery for the job.  Tree roots, pests and vermin, and clogging from grease and hair can, over time, cause some damage to your drains.  Our drainage company offers practical and workable solutions to a number of drainage and plumbing problems and needs, for both domestic and commercial customers.

We provide excellent customer satisfaction and are proud of our professional and experienced service, making sure we help you find practical and successful solutions for all of your drainage needs.  Problems with your drains can occur at the most inconvenient times in the day, and at the worst times of the year, and we realise that there isn’t much anyone can do about that.  However, we offer you peace of mind with our 24 hour, 7 days a week emergency call out service.  So, no matter when you have a blocked drain or a damaged drain infrastructure, we are here to help.   

We provide a number of groundwork services, such as installing rainwater harvesting tanks, sewage treatment plants and providing easy and legal access to your property by creating a dropped kerb. 

Are you requiring regular servicing and maintenance of your drains, and been asking the question, ‘is there a reliable drainage company near me?’  Waterways Drainage offer CCTV surveys, jetting and a number of other cleaning methods, and repair to the structure of compromised and damaged pipework.

So, if you’ve been looking for drainage companies, Cornwall, then look no further than Waterways Drainage.  For more information on our services, contact us today.

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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