State of Environment

Indicator 52 - Suspended solids (SS) content of wastewater discharged from Australian Antarctic Stations

Index: Description | Data | Custodian evaluation | Related resources | Parameters

Description

Responsible organisation

Australian Antarctic Division ( Australia )

Custodians

No custodians.

Theme area

Human Settlements

Indicator type

Pressure

Criteria the indicator satisfies

The following 11 out of 15 criteria

2. Reflect a fundamental or highly-valued aspect of the environment or an important environmental issue
4. Provide an early warning of potential problems
5. Be capable of being monitored to provide statistically verifiable and reproducible data that shows trends over time and, preferably, apply to a broad range of environmental regions
6. Be scientifically credible
7. Be easy to understand
8. Be monitored with relative ease
9. Be cost-effective
10. Have relevance to policy and management needs
11. Contribute to monitoring of progress towards implementing commitments in nationally important environmental policies
14. Where possible and appropriate, use existing commercial and managerial indicators
15. Where possible and appropriate, be consistent and comparable with other countries´┐Ż and state and territory indicators

For details of indicators, see the State of Environment Bibliography entries 16336 and 16337

Date input

Daily measurements

Monitoring location

Geographic coverage

Data

Temporal range of the available data, as described by the metadata record, is from 01-Mar-9595 .

Timespan
1-March-1995 to 21-November-2017
Number of data points
485

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Data quality, interpretation and analysis of indicator data

Data usage constraints

' This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/). Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=SOE_effluent_SS when using these data. '

Data access constraints

' These data are publicly available for download from the State of the Environment Indicator URL given below. '

Custodian evaluation

23 May 2002

The figures for all stations remained steady for much of the assessment period and below or near plant specifications of 30mg/ litre. Marked increases in suspended solids were recorded for a period at each station in the last few years, but levels have reduced again, to at or near plant specifications at Mawson and Davis.

22 Apr 2004

Mawson 22 April '04 - Malcolm, the suspended solid for April is well within plant specifications. T.Bailey 22/4

22 Apr 2004

Casey 22 April '04 - Tanya, the suspended solid for April as previously discussed is still quite high, but has come down from last month. I'm still a bit concerned about the sampling as the BOD is quite low in comparison. Let's wait and have a look at next month's results. T.Bailey 22/4

22 Jun 2004

June 2004 - Suspended Solids results are well within plant specifications. Well done.......

7 Oct 2004

Casey September 2004 - Hi Tanya, the SS is slightly above plant specs. With the BOD below plant specs this is not a worry at this stage. T.Bailey 7/10

22 Feb 2005

Casey February 2005 - Hi Eve, nothing new to report this month. From your results, both the BOD and the SS are within plant specs indicating the plant is operating OK. T.Bailey 22/2

4 Nov 2005

Mawson October 2005 - Hi Geoff, both BOD & SS continue to look good and are well below upper specs, indicating the plant is operating very well. T. Bailey 4/11

30 Jan 2006

Mawson, January 2006 - Hi James, the suspended solids and BOD results for this month are well within the acceptable specifications for the plant. All seems well. A.McEldowney 30/1

21 Jun 2006

Casey June 2006 - Hi Lloyd, the suspended solids and BOD are well within plant specs, as was the case last month as well. T. Bailey 21/6

11 Sep 2006

Mawson, September 2006 - Hi Jim, BOD and suspended solids are still within plant specifications. A. McEldowney 11/9

9 Oct 2008

Casey October 2008 - Hi Heleen, Once again the SS and BOD are continue to be well within required specifications, indicating the plant is operating well. T. Bailey 9/10/08

11 Sep 2009

Casey, August 2009 - Hi Clive, BOD & SS are within plant specs indicating that the plant is operating well. T.Bailey 11/9

3 Aug 2011

Casey July 2011 - Hi Kate, BOD and SS are again well within the sewage plants design specifications A.McEldowney

1 Sep 2011

Casey August 2011 - Hi Kate, BOD and SS are looking good again this month. A.McEldowney

3 Oct 2011

Casey September 2011 - Hi Kate, BOD and SS look good again this month. A.McEldowney

12 Oct 2011

Mawson August 2011 - Hi Rich, the effluent SS is about twice the plant specification value which is unusual for this time of the year. Any reason you are aware of? Let's see what next months result looks like. A.McEldowney

9 Nov 2011

Mawson October - Hi Rich, the effluent SS is above the plant specification again this month. A.McEldowney

9 Nov 2011

Casey October 2011 - Hi Kate, BOD and SS results for this month are again within the plant specifications. A.McEldowney

28 Nov 2011

Mawson November 2011 - Hi Lloyd, SS is within specifications this month, looks like the plant is working effectively. A.McEldowney

6 Dec 2011

Casey November 2011 - Hi Kate, BOD this month is within the specified limits for the plant, but SS is a bit over the limit. A.McEldowney

26 Mar 2012

Casey March 2012 - Hi Sheri, BOD and SS are both within plant specifications this month. It looks like it has recovered from last months high. A.McEldowney

2 Apr 2012

Mawson March 2012 - Hi Malcolm, BOD is within plant specifications this month, but the SS is just over. A.McEldowney

23 Apr 2012

Mawson April 2012 - Hi Malcolm, BOD and SS are both within plant specifications this month. A.McEldowney

9 May 2012

Casey April 2012 - Hi Sheri, both BOD and SS are within specifications this month, the plant seems to be working well. A.McEldowney

23 May 2012

Mawson May 2012 - Hi Malcolm, the sewage plant seems to be working fine, BOD and SS are both well within plant specifications this month. A.McEldowney

12 Jun 2012

Casey June 2012 - Hi Sheri, BOD and SS are within the plant specifications again this month. A.McEldowney

3 Jul 2012

Casey July 2012 - Hi Sheri, BOD and SS are within the plant specifications again this month. Debbie Lang

31 Jul 2012

Mawson July 2012- Hi Malcolm, the sewage plant seems to be working fine, BOD and SS are both well within plant specifications this month. Debbie Lang

14 Sep 2012

Casey Sept 2012 - Hi Sheri, The SS are within the plant specifications again this month. Debbie Lang

18 Oct 2012

Mawson October 2012 - Hi Malcolm, BOD and SS are both within plant specifications again this month. A.McEldowney

24 Oct 2012

Casey October 2012 - Hi Sheri, the SS result is fine, but the BOD is just above the sewage plant specifications. A.McEldowney

21 Nov 2012

Casey November 2012 - Hi Nick, BOD and SS results are both within the desirable range this month, indicating the plant is working fine. A.McEldowney

21 Nov 2012

Mawson November 2012 - Hi Malcolm, the BOD value is within plant specifications this month, but the SS is a bit over specification again. A.McEldowney

7 Jan 2013

Mawson December 2012 - Hi Mal, BOD and SS results are both within plant specifications this month, indicating the plant is operating effectively. A.McEldowney

23 Jan 2013

Mawson January 2013 - Hi Mal, BOD and SS are again within specifications this month. A.McEldowney

22 Feb 2013

Casey February - Hi Chad, The SS are within the plant specifications again this month. Debbie Lang

14 Mar 2013

Mawson March 2013 - Hi Lloyd, SS results are within plant specifications this month, indicating the plant is operating effectively. Thanyou Debbie Lang

28 Mar 2013

Casey March 2013 - Hi Chad, The SS are within the plant specifications again this month. Debbie Lang

18 Apr 2013

Mawson April 2013 - Hi Lloyd, the effluent SS is about twice the plant specification. Any reason you are aware of? Let's see what next months result looks like. Thanyou Debbie Lang

21 May 2013

Mawson May 2013 - Hi Lloyd, SS results are within plant specifications this month. Thanyou Debbie Lang

12 Jun 2013

Casey May 2013 - Hi Chad, The SS are within the plant specifications again this month. Debbie Lang

24 Jun 2013

Mawson June 2013 - Hi Lloyd, SS results are within plant specifications this month. Thanyou Debbie Lang

1 Jul 2013

Casey June 2013 - Hi Chad, The SS are within the plant specifications again this month. Debbie Lang

12 Jul 2013

Mawson July 2013 - Hi Lloyd, SS results are within plant specifications this month. Thanyou Debbie Lang

5 Aug 2013

Casey July 2013 - Hi Chad, The SS are within the plant specifications again this month. Debbie Lang

8 Aug 2013

Mawson August 2013 - Hi Lloyd, SS results are within plant specifications this month. Thanyou Debbie Lang

17 Sep 2013

Mawson September 2013 - Hi Lloyd, the effluent SS is about twice the plant specification. Any reason you are aware of? Let's see what next months result looks like. Thanyou Debbie Lang

3 Oct 2013

Casey Sept 2013 - Hi Chad, The SS are within the plant specifications again this month. Debbie Lang

8 Oct 2013

Mawson October 2013 - Hi Lloyd, SS results are within plant specifications this month. Thankyou Debbie Lang

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Related resources


Project 2202 - Modelling of wastewater discharge systems in the Antarctic
SOE Indicator 48 - Station and ship person days
SOE Indicator 50 - Volume of wastewater discharged from Australian Antarctic Stations
SOE Indicator 51 - Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) of wastewater discharged from Australian Antarctic Stations

Parameters

The properties link can be used to view details of the parameters measured for this indicator.

Parameter Name Unit of measure Properties
Suspended solids mg/l Properties

The following parameters and/or sensor notes are from the metadata record.

Parameters

EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > SEWAGE DISPOSAL

Related URLs

http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=SOE_effluent_SS
Citation reference for this metadata record and dataset

http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/portal/download_file.cfm?file_id=1272
Download page for Australian Antarctic Data Centre