This page introduces Point-of-Entry water treatment and helps water suppliers to get in touch with specialists who have experience with these systems. A Point of Entry water treatment device is one which is located at the point where the water supply enters the premises and treats all water entering the premises to a potable standard. To make an enquiry about POE follow the directions below. To learn more about POE look at About POE below. Further information is available by following the link under More Resources below.
Enquire about POE
Follow this link, and provide brief details about you water system. This information will be passed to a supplier who is an Industry Partner of SIS and who has experience with the application of POE. The information helps the supplier to get an initial picture of your water system and kick-starts the conversation between you and the supplier. You incur no obligation in making this enquiry. > Enquire about point-of-entry
About Point-of Entry (POE) Water Treatment
As noted, a Point of Entry (POE) water treatment device is one which is located at the point where the water supply enters the premises and treats all water entering the premises to a potable standard (see the diagram below). A Point-of Entry system is different from a Point-of Use approach. A Point-of-Use (POU) water treatment device is one that treats water at the point where is is used, for example a POU unit may be installed just beneath the kitchen sink.
It’s important to deal with specialists who understand the use of POE in small communities. The Sustainable Infrastructure Society has arrangements with Industry Partners who supply POE equipment to community water suppliers.
POE systems may offer benefits to certain kinds of small water systems. If you manage a water system, consider these questions:
Do you think that POE may be more affordable for your small system to own or to operate than a centralized treatment system?
Is a high percentage of the total water you supply used for irrigation or other non-domestic use?
Do many of your customers provide their own potable water supply, and use your system only for irrigation, fire fighting or other non-domestic purpose?
Are you are in a remote location where electricity is only produced on individual properties for personal use?
Do you have a chronic chemical contaminant in your source water, for example arsenic, that must be removed to make the water safe to drink?
Do you chlorinate your water system at a central location and wish to remove any chlorine content before the water enters homes?
Do you believe you will obtain greater community support for water treatment if you investigate an alternative to chlorination?
If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, it may be worthwhile for you to investigate use of a POE system, to find out if this is suitable for you. Make an enquiry by following the link above.
To learn more about POE, including Guidelines for application in small communities, follow this link: