To handle this data technicians employed numerous spreadsheets but they often experienced difficulty entering and extracting the information efficiently. After installing Monitor-LT the council found that data handling and assessment was greatly simplified. Both are now more perform. Council staff have also benefited from being able to view historic data for metal contaminants that are nearly exceeding therefore been spotted early. Figures exceeding consent levels are usually flagged up at the data entry stage.
Hills Minerals and Waste (UK) case study
With responsibility for a large area of northern Scotland and the western isles, Highland Council invests considerable sums of money on monitoring the environmental impact of 14 landfill sites throughout the region. This involves regularly testing surface water, groundwater and leachate samples for various components as well as monitoring the production of landfill gases. Testing schedules therefore generate considerable quantities of data.