The use of monitoring equipment to control risk in a sensitive environment
23 Sep 2021
Land Remediation & Geotech
The Curdworth Sludge lagoon structure is formed of dried sludge and imported industrial waste materials. The stored volume of sludge waste material is approximately 1,100,000m3, with depths of up to 8m. Inspections of the lagoon concluded that improvements were required to maintain the integrity of the structure and reduce the risk of embankment deterioration and failure. The stabilization works were carried out during the Summer of 2018. A comprehensive monitoring system comprising a different number of monitoring techniques and equipment was used to ensure that embankment stability was monitored and maintained at all times. Alarm notifications were set against the specified triggers and data made available to review and analyse online in near real time.