The industrial discharges module provides an overview of all oil and grease separators in the municipality and can be used for requests, case management, administration, orders and monitoring of separators. The municipality needs to maintain an overview of oil and grease separators to reduce the risk of oil and grease getting into the public drainage system.
Grease in the wastewater network increases the risk of clogging and backflows of wastewater into basements. Oily wastewater is bad for the purification process in the wastewater treatment plants, and in the end goes into the recipient (fjord or watercourse) along with treated wastewater.
A module everyone should have
“This is a module everyone should have. As well as assisting the municipality with an overview of oil and grease separators, there is also a facility to process and monitor all types of discharge permits," says Kjell Amund Rogn, responsible for the specialised modules in Private Infrastructure at Powel.
"If large quantities of heavy metals from industry get into the wastewater treatment plant, the sludge has to be treated as special waste, which is very costly for the municipality to process and dispose of,” he says.
Separate function for risk management
There is a separate function for risk management of the vulnerability of discharges in the water network based on the type of business involved. Separator operation and sampling are documented directly by operators in a dedicated solution.
“The good overview on the map reduces the risk of unwanted discharges in the wastewater network and treatment plants,” says Rogn.