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Invoice History
Charged as per quote / estimate90.91%
Above quote / estimate: kept informed6.06%
Above quote / estimate: not kept informed3.03%
Appointments reported as missed (6 months) 0
Average score 9.71
76 reviews
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Raw sewage and waste are not the most glamourous of subjects, but we all produce our fair share and it does need to be dealt with in a safe and controlled manner for our welfare and the protection of our environment.

Here at Rescue Rod Group, your problem is our business.

Formed in the early 1980's Rescue Rod Group has developed into one of the South's leading independently owned sewerage companies. Still run as a family business, Rescue Rod Group comprises three very distinct, but wholly related business covering off all elements of both dirty and clean water activities.

Rescue Rod is the first of the three companies, which was initially created to deal with domestic and commercial drain unblocks. Over the years, this has developed into a service provider for all aspects of both surface water and foul drainage. The business, utilising its modern and well equipped fleet of fully branded vehicles is now able to offer everything from the most basic of sink unblocks through toe the relay or repair of main sewer system and onward connection to the utility companies’ highways services.

Typical services currently delivered include:

  • Unblocking waste pipes, drain runs and main sewers
  • Spring screwing, plunging and high pressure jetting
  • Installation and repair of drain runs
  • Plumbing services
  • CCTV inspections, reporting and analysis
  • Drain lining
  • Gully, grate and manhole cover replacement
  • Septic Tank and Treatment plant installation
  • Pump services and renewal

The second part of the group is Dorset County Water. Introduced around the turn of the century, this brought clean water services into the company providing both water pipework repair and MDPE service renewal from pipe sizes ranging from 25mm to 180mm. Most new water services are installed using modern trenchless technology.

Typical services currently delivered include:

  • Investigation, tracing and reporting
  • Water pipe moling, new services
  • Ductwork installation
  • Leak tracing and repair

The newest offering comes in the shape of RM Liquid Disposal Ltd. This is a bulk liquid transfer company specialising in disposal of effluent waste. This was acquired and merged into the group in early 2018 and currently operates a modern and diverse fleet of vehicles which range upwards from a 2000g capacity and is also able to offer a gully sucker.

Typical services currently delivered include:

  • Cess Pit emptying
  • Septic Tank and Treatment Plant emptying
  • Grease Trap emptying
  • Percolation test materials and servicing
  • Bulk fluid transfer
  • Maintenance pump down
  • Jet washing

The group operates from two locations, one just West of the Purbeck Town of Wareham and the other North of Poole and from these locations we are able to serve Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and into Somerset and Devon.

Whilst we are proud to have a large number of high profile Blue Chip customers, such as SSE Contracting, Caskade Group (KFC / Taco Bell), Dorset County Council, Dorset NHS Trust, Bournemouth Borough Council and Wessex Water to name but a few, we do not treat anyone different, so no matter how large or small your organisation, domestic, retail or commercial, your business is important to us.

We hold many industry recognised accreditations and pre-qualifications, including ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001 and strive to maintain high standards of service with strong consideration towards the environment and health and safety.

We are happy to work ad-hoc or on contracts, so please feel free to call or e-mail us anytime, 01202 393541 or [email protected] 



Based in

Nuffield Industrial Estate, Poole, Dorset

Works in

Our core area of business covers all BH and DT postcodes with large areas of SO, SP, BA, EX and RG also served for most aspects of work. For commercial and term contract delivery, please call.

Other divisions

Dorset County Water
30 reviews