Tag Archives: DMR

Reporting a Monitoring Analysis Error on DMR

In a recent question to DCA, a permittee asked, “How do I properly report when there is a laboratory error or sampling error on a DMR?” There are two scenarios that will be discussed in this post––how to report an … Continue reading

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Are You Using the Right Test Method?

Recently, DCA received a request for assistance from a facility that was not using the appropriate test method to determine values for their Discharge Monitoring Report. As a certified operator, your certification training involves knowing how to take samples properly, … Continue reading

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Conversions – GPD to MDG

One of the functions of our division is to offer free compliance assistance to the DEP-regulated community. The compliance assistance staff recently helped a facility regarding the methods for properly calculating gallons per day (gpd) to million gallons per day … Continue reading

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Drought-Related DMR Exceedance

Recently in discussions at a training event with operators, I realized that there are facilities in Kentucky that may experience abnormal DMR readings due to drought conditions. Specifically, lagoon systems may experience issues with Total Suspended Solids (TSS) as lagoon … Continue reading

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Calculating Sludge Waste

I had an operator call the other day and say, “I finally got my plant producing a good effluent and have calculated the sludge age. Now I need to know how to figure out how much sludge I need to … Continue reading

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EPA Releases New DMR Pollutant Loading Tool

Monitoring our communities’ waterways is an important step in ensuring the safety of our citizens. Thanks to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), there is now an easy way to monitor the pollutants that are released into local waterways through … Continue reading

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