Locus Introduces Software to Automate NPDES Discharge Monitoring Reporting

Companies can use Locus’ cloud-based EIM software to streamline their DMR process, reduce costs, and mitigate risk

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., 20 May 2013 — In response to industry and customer demands to streamline Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) reporting under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program, Locus Technologies (Locus), the leader in cloud-based environmental compliance and information management software, has expanded its award-winning Environmental Information Management (EIM) software to automate the generation of DMR reports.

Locus’ EIM DMR solves the problem of expensive, labor-intensive manual report generation by completely automating the process. The NPDES requires that permit holders report self-monitored pollution results with a DMR. These reports are often due monthly, and collecting and reporting information such as analytical chemistry of pollutants, flow velocity, total maximum daily load, and other parameters make generating DMRs a time-consuming process. For companies that have to report on 100 or 1,000 facilities, manually producing a DMR also becomes a major operational expense.

Thanks to Locus’ new software offering, once arranged in EIM, companies can generate DMRs within minutes in the approved formats, using validated data. Companies can set up EIM for all permitted facilities and realize immediate cost and time savings during each reporting period. Relevant data are directly uploaded to the system, reviewed and validated, then reported in the proper formats.

“NPDES DMR reporting and other water-quality management issues represent a potentially huge area of risk and cost for businesses. Automating generation, quality control, and submittal of DMRs should be part of the environmental strategy of any organization, just like reducing one’s water or energy usage already is,” said Mr. Neno Duplan, President and CEO of Locus. “Leaders who establish water-quality transparency for their companies before others do, and who formulate specific and measurable targets with respect to water footprint reduction, can turn this into a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Locus software can help them carve out those increased operational efficiencies.”

Locus’ SaaS EIM enables companies to manage and organize all their water-quality data on a larger and more comprehensive scale using cloud-based computing and storage, replacing spreadsheets and the local, homegrown databases typically used to generate DMRs. Locus’ innovative enterprise software model also employs mashups—applications that integrate data or functionality from multiple sources or technologies—offering the potential to completely revolutionize the way a corporation manages its water data.

Over the last 15 years, Locus has focused on water-quality issues; the company has built a world-class team of experts with deep domain knowledge in the field. Locus’ EIM is successfully deployed at thousands of sites worldwide and contains organized water quality information at hundreds of thousands of locations. The DMR software complements Locus’ existing suite of cloud-based software.