LIMS Sewerage Data

LIMS Sewerage Data - LIMS is a Laboratory Information System developed by LTech Australia.

BRC uses LIMS to record the results of all tests carried out at the Central Laboratory. In the future it may also be used to record the results of a number of additional tests outsourced to other agencies.

Sewage from locations through out the region (including those listed below) is tested.

  • Bundaberg East
  • Bundaberg North
  • Millbank
  • Thabeban
  • Childers
  • Woodgate
  • Gin Gin
  • Bargara
  • Coral Cove.

Sewage samples are tested for parameters according to each treatment plants release limits which are outlined in relevant ERAs (Environmental Relevant Activity).
Generally final effluent samples are analysed for

  • Faecal coliforms
  • pH
  • conductivity
  • total nitrogen
  • total phosphorus
  • Biological Oxygen Demand
  • suspended solids
  • dissolved oxygen & ammonia.

Sewage samples are outsourced every 6 months to test for:

  • methylene blue active substances
  • ammonia
  • phenolic compounds
  • total arsenic
  • total cadmium
  • total chromium
  • hexavalent chromium
  • total copper
  • total lead
  • total mercury
  • total nickel
  • total zinc
  • total organophosphate pesticides.

Biosolids (the dried waste from the sewerage treatment plants) is tested for % total solids and Faecal coliforms.

Septage (waste from septic tanks etc which is collected by licensed carriers & disposed of at our sewerage treatment plants) is also analysed every 6 months.

LIMS has only been in use since early 2010. Prior to this the results of tests were recorded in Excel spreadsheets. The Excel Spreadsheets are still in use, but will be gradually phased out as we progress with LIMS.

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License