Trade Waste

From H2Know-how Manual

The Trade Waste Data Management System (DMS) operates off the H2Know-how web platform and provides administrators and managers in the Trade Waste sector with seamless cloud based control and reporting over their Trade Waste customer base. The Trade Waste DMS provides easy storage, access, analysis, reporting, compliance management and automated billing for water service providers, enabling them to manage their Trade Waste customers across multiple catchments. The Trade Waste DMS inherits most of the core H2Know-how platform functionality, which means spatial customer/consent mapping and document management are available straight out of the box.

Administrators are able to control areas of access to the DMS, meaning that customers can be provided with limited access enabling them to view their own Trade Waste charges online. The DMS platform can be customized to meet virtually any requirements, allowing automated data entry from third-party sources such as SCADA, field instrumentation or monitoring data, spread-sheet data, manually entered lab results etc. The platform can also be customized to produce automated bills or reports in formats defined by the customer. An of course being cloud based, the Trade Waste DMS can be accessed anywhere at any time, allowing for data entry and viewing on the field through an iPhone or Android device.

Using the DMS

The following sections provide information about operating the Trade Waste DMS specifically. For general intstructions on operating the H2Know-how platform refer to the General section in the navigation bar in the left pane.

Logging into the DMS

To log into the Trade Waste DMS, log into H2Know-how as usual. Once logged in, select the Management System module to load the DMS.


The following shows an example of what to expect when first logging into the DMS. FireShot Capture - H2Know-how Maps - Tradewaste.png

In the middle of the application you will be presented with a map which plots out the various managed consents in an area. The layer tree in the left pane provides a legend corresponding to the different consent types that are displayed on the map. By default, all consent types will be checked and displayed on the map. You can map/un-map various consent types by unchecking the corresponding type in the tree.

The default consent types are as follows:

  • Conditional:
  • Controlled:
  • Permitted:
  • Prohibited:

For more information on the map page and layer tree navigation, refer to the general Map Page article.

Working with Consents

The following sections relate to viewing, creating, and managing consents within H2knOw-how tradewaste DMS.

Viewing a Consent

To view a consent and its corresponding information, make sure the hand map tool is selected at the top of the map. Zoom in on the consent you would like to view, and select the consent with a left click. Once selected, a dialog box will appear with information about the consent.

A selected consent

The dialog box is a standard map information dialog as described in the general Map page entry. The dialog box provides brief information about the consent. To view lab results and other data available against the consent, you can click the left-most button at the bottom of the information dialog. This will prompt another window to appear with sampling information.

Consent Detail

The consent detail window contains details about sampling information gathered for consents. The header of the detail window will contain much the same information as the map dialog, but will allow you to edit certain aspects of the consent as required. Some parameters may not be necessary depending on the charging model you are using. In the top right corner are buttons that allow the user to download raw data in a format suitable for working in Microsoft Excel, or allow the user to generate a custom designed invoice for the consent (See the invoice section below). The main area of the detail window is the tabulated information sections at the bottom of the window. Each tab is described below in detail.

Summary Data

By default, the Summary tab will be selected in the detail window's tabulated view. The summary tab contains a single table.

Sampling data view for a selected consent

This table shows summarized statistics relating to the trade waste parameters measured or calculated for this consent. For example, in the image above there are two types of concentrations currently being measured against this consent (COD and SS).

Sampling Data

The second tab in the data view window shows actual sampling data for the consent.

Example of the sampling tab

The upper-most table shows information about sampling points at this site. Although most trade waste customers will likely only have one sampling point, the DMS is able to work with several sampling points against the same consent. The second table shows the actual sampled data. This is data that has been measured on site or estimated. The sampling data is initially ordered by date with the most recent reading at the top of the list. In the image above, there have been several samples taken for COD and SS concentrations which determine the statistics calculated on the summary tab. Using the + buttons at the top of each table, we can add a new sampling point or a new sample to the consent, for example, when a new meter reading has been taken from site.

Flow Data

The third tab shows flow data corresponding to the consent.

Flow data calculated from entered meter readings

The first table in the tab shows information about water meters that are read on site. Again most consents will likely only have a single water meter, but the DMS has the capacity to manage readings from several water meters per site. The second table contains information about the readings taken from the water meters defined in the first table. For example, in the image there have been four readings taken in the month of November 2013. The DMS has taken these readings and converted them into a volume per day value. The DMS uses these values when calculating loads for certain parameters (e.g. COD). The calculated loads can then be used for billing trade waste customers.

Rain Data

Functionality Pending.


Functionality Pending.

Creating a new Consent

To create a new consent, first navigate to the map page. Identify on the map page the location of the consent by panning/zooming to the area where the point should be displayed. Select the Add Map Element Tool at the top of the map and left click on the map to place the new consent. A dialog will appear once the consent location has been chosen with the tool.

Example of a New Consent dialog box

The dialog box requires several fields to set up a consent.

  • Consent name: The name of the consent being added to the DMS.
  • Description: A brief description of the consent being added (not required).
  • Type: The type of consent being deployed to the DMS as described above, default values are Conditional, Controlled, Permitted or Prohibited.
  • Address: The address of the consent. This will be automatically filled out based on where the consent was added on the map, however it can be corrected here.
  • Company: The company that the consent belongs to. An already set-up company can be selected from the drop down list, or a new company can be created by selecting the + symbol next to the right of the field.
  • Industry: The type of industry the consent belongs to. There are several options available in the drop down menu.

Once the fields have been filled out, press the Save button to save the consent to the DMS. The map will refresh and the consent will now be ready to add data to.


The invoicing process for trade waste customers can be completely automated on the DMS. Invoice templates can be custom designed by the H2Know-how team to suit your needs allowing easy invoice generation over a specified period. H2Know-how can also be customised to provide output for third party invoicing systems as required.