The Extreme Endeavors engineering team recently developed the Cloud-based Tank Monitoring System for the Department of Environmental Protection in WV. Law-makers had to act quickly to respond to a chemical spill and a resulting water emergency that occurred in the Elk River in Charleston. The spill affected nearly 300,000 residents in nine different counties.
As a result, they created the Aboveground Storage Act which requires the DEP to annually inspect over 3,000 chemical-containing tanks that are close to water sources. Extreme Endeavors came to the aid of the DEP by creating a system that assures close monitoring and reporting of waste-water removal.
This system has been implemented to regulate and measure the amount of waste-water removal from nine reclaimed landfills within West Virginia and monitor the tanks for proper containment. The system uses real-time monitoring and an integrated cloud-based server software package known as the Environmental Monitoring System (EMS). The EMS is specialized for the DEP to monitor leachate from reclaimed landfills and to track water offloads from tanks. This is vastly more economical for the DEP because they can now correctly observe what is happening at each individual landfill.
The system also allows for easier driver offload at each of nine different reclaimed landfills. It provides notifications to the trucking companies when offloads are required and records various data such as the identity of the driver and the time and amount of the offload.