Point-Of-Use (POU) Filtration is literally filtration at the point where water is used. This means that the water is being purified for bacteria at the water outlet – just at the moment when the clean water is needed. Point-of Entry (POE) Filtration is the process of filtrating the water centrally, at the point where the water enters the building. Even though clean water enters the building and a Point-of-Entry filter is in place, there might be a risk of contaminated water, which can be caused by build-up of biofilm in water pipes or a central water installation. The Point-of-use filter is therefore the ultimate solution to ensure clean water to the users.
In hospitals and care homes where immunosuppressed people may be exposed to pathogenic bacteria we recommend the usage of point-of-use filters as a permanent solution against deadly waterborne bacteria.
In case of increased bacteria contamination the fastest way to solve the problem is to install a point-of-use filter, which will provide an immediate and safe protection of the users. Additionally this solution will also avoid closing down the facility, which may be both costly and annoying for the users. At some locations a point-of-use filter product is used as an intermediate solution until the root-cause has been identified and solved.
In order to prevent infections from water borne bacteria there are several issues to take into consideration as to minimize the risk. It is important to always keep the Water:
- Hot – Make sure that the hot water is above 50 °C
- Cold – Make sure that the cold water is below 20 °C
- Moving – Avoid dead ends on the pipework and stagnant water in the pipes. Maintain a regular water flow and flushing at end points.
- Clean – Use T-Safe® Point-of-use filtration system. Then you are sure to avoid any kind of bacteria from the water