What are Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMR)?
Discharge Monitoring Reports are reports required of facilities that discharge pollutants into the waters of the United States as directed by The U.S. Clean Water Act (CWA) and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations. Covered facilities must monitor discharges and submit wastewater sampling data to the appropriate NPDES permitting authority. This submission is known as the DMR.
Why Should I Prepare Discharge Monitoring Reports?
In order to comply with regulations under the CWA, facilities that require a NPDES permit must complete and submit a DMR. DMR submission must be performed electronically through your applicable state or federal NetDMR reporting system. Failure to comply with the conditions of your NPDES permit, including inaccurate or incomplete DMR submission can result in fines and compulsory compliance actions that often total in the millions of dollars.
How VelocityEHS Can Help
The VelocityEHS Water Quality product gives you the water/wastewater monitoring and reporting capabilities you need to quickly and easily prepare your DMRs and ensure NPDES permit compliance. It’s a centralized, cloud-based system for recording and analyzing sample data from every point of discharge, at every facility across your entire enterprise — performing complex loading calculations in real-time to give you the most accurate, up-to-date monitoring capabilities available.
Discharge monitoring reports are part of our Water Quality Solution. To see the full set of features, click here.
|OSIsoft© PI Interface automates data transfer from your remote monitoring and control equipment
|Generate custom PDF data collection forms
|Upload discharge monitoring data to your database in real-time
|Mobile access to record discharge data using your tablet or smartphone
|Real-time calculation of sample parameters and loading rates
|Create alerts when data values fall outside accepted ranges
|Automatically receive alerts when loading rates approach permit limits
|Generate and export DMRs for direct submission to EPA’s NetDMR interface|