Mackay originally purchased MonitorPro - Desktop as an application for potable and waste water testing data. MonitorPro - Desktop automatically interacts with the LIMS system to create a comprehensive overview of all water monitoring within the region. The system was expanded in 2013 to include an asset management database.
Mackay Regional Council has nearly 350 assets related to their landfill, drinking water and sewerage management responsibilities. Types of asset include reservoirs, pumping stations, waste transfer stations, storage facilities, etc. These are grouped into various service entities and service areas. Each asset has codes and names associated with it.
Each of these assets have multiple locations where samples are taken. Additionally a variety of other data types are received, such as flows and volumes.
The highly flexible structure of MonitorPro - Desktop meant that all of this information and data could be managed in a single, central database. The data selection system means that any combination of data types, service entities and assets can be analysed easily.