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About us

Talkin' sh*t since 1998

Multi-platform magazine for the drainage, water and wastewater industries. Each issue packed full of industry news, water news, product news, trenchless technology, case studies and much more. Published monthly in print, online and in the app store.

Since launching in April 1998 (you may remember issue 1 appearing on BBC's Have I Got News For You), Drain Trader has established itself as a reliable source of information and is enjoyed by professionals with a variety of interests.

Issue 1
April 1998

appeared on BBC's Have I Got News For You

We are proud to support and encourage the work done by the organisations, associations and societies below, with free subscriptions to members, help with newsletters and advert design, and by promoting various industry events, seminars, webinars and more.

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More than just a magazine

We're here to help you sell your kit, fill vacancies, to get your company noticed, and to give you upto date news and information relating to the industry.

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Call Simon on 01242 576777 or email info@draintraderltd.com to place your advert.


For £350 per year, list your company here AND in the magazine. Lineage ads are available in just the magazine for £120 per year.

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