The Waste Water Quality (WWQ) dashboard provides the user with a National, Provincial presentation of Effluent and Monitoring Compliances for a 12 month period. Effluent Compliance includes the following three categories: Microbiological, Chemical & Physical. Effluent Compliance is calculated based on actual samples taken and tests conducted on Determinants within these three categories. Monitoring Compliance is calculated on number of tests done vs. number of tests required per Determinant.
The product provides the user with a view of the quality of wastewater effluent in a given area in terms of Effluent Compliance (Microbiological, Chemical & Physical). The Monitoring Compliance will provide the user with an indication whether wastewater is being monitored according to the Sampling Programmes within the given areas. Geographical representation of the data indicates both the Effluent and Monitoring compliance down to the lower level (WSA's).The WSA view will be a rolled up view of all the WWTW (Wastewater Treatment Works) within the given WSA.
Data is captured directly (by WSA's/WWTW) on the Green Drop System Website (GDS). Calculations are automated in the GDS Website to determine Effluent & Monitoring compliances.
The data is extracted via Macro Planning processes and procedures from the Green Drop System (GDS) database.
It depends at which time information is requested or used from the dashboard i.e. accessing information before the database has been updated. Updating of the database will happen on a quarterly basis. There are risks in terms of the accuracy of importing the correct Reserve information and double checking it with the hard copy information, ensuring that old or dated Reserves are replaced with the latest update. The latter is amongst others important to avoid double counting etc. The advantages and disadvantage of this information system will only be fully realised once it has been used for a period and the glitches and challenges have been discovered to allow intervention to be put in place to work towards improvement of the system in future.
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Usage: All data is supplied free of charge and may not be sold to third parties. The use of information data is restricted to use for academic, research or personal purposes.
Quality: All data is supplied with no expressed or implied warranty as to its suitability for purpose, accuracy or completeness.
Status: Meanwhile data is continuously updated; the data set(s) supplied are already historical on the day of supply.
Acknowledgement: Whenever used in publications or the electronic media, the Department Water and Sanitation is to be mentioned as the proprietor of the relevant copyright.