UK’s first battery powered EDM monitor to gain MCERTS certification

Date: 18/03/24 | In: Press release

The LIDoTT®, a multi-sensor monitoring system designed and developed by wastewater monitoring specialists, Detectronic, is the UK’s first battery-powered EDM monitor to gain MCERTS certification. This significant achievement demonstrates the LIDoTT’s monitoring performance against the strict standards set out for Event Duration Monitors.

LIDoTT measures wastewater in sewers with millimetric accuracy. This makes it an essential level monitor for Event Duration Monitoring (EDM). Explains Neil Butler, managing director at Detectronic: “The MCerts LIDoTT devices are battery powered level monitoring devices. And this point is key. Every other EDM level monitor that has MCERTS is mains powered. We’re the first company in the water industry to achieve the certification for battery powered EDM level monitors.

“As such, this represents a significant milestone in the field of wastewater monitoring as it means that the LIDoTT system can be used for Event Duration Monitoring (EDM) in all catchments including remote locations.”

Continues Neil: “One of the main challenges with EDM has been figuring out how to effectively get power to isolated or secluded locations within a catchment. The government instructed water companies to have EDM monitors in place at all CSOs by the end of 2023. And from 1st April 2025 any new or replacement EDM must be an MCERTS certified product. Water companies must submit an annual report highlighting the number and duration of every spill event”.

MCERTS is the Monitoring Certification Scheme of the Environment Agencies of England and Wales. Providing the framework for businesses and water companies to meet quality requirements; compliance with MCERTS gives the Environment Agency confidence in the monitoring of emissions and/or discharges into the environment. Achieving MCERTS certification means that LIDoTT meets and exceeds the high standards for data quality required for EDM reporting.

Concludes Neil: “We’re delighted to be able to enhance our client offering with this latest development. Not only does MCERTS certification add another layer of credibility to the LIDoTT, it also enhances Detectronic’s reputation in the regulatory market.”