Water Management Plans are crucial for any organization to protect its employees, patients, and clients from legionella, pseudomonas, and other pathogens.
Preventing the Spread of Waterborne Pathogens
According to the CDC, legionella can grow in potable water systems due to a variety of factors, including the build-up of sediment and biofilm, using old water, and keeping water at unsafe temperatures. Other protective measures you should take include:
- Keeping cold water at temperatures below 68 degrees Fahrenheit and hot water above 122 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Implementing consistent water disinfection and maintenance routines.
- Frequent water drainage protocols.
- And more.
But there’s one aspect that gets missed frequently when organizations are planning their water management plans; point of use (POU) water filters.
Why Point of Use Water Filters are Important
Water filters should be used to strengthen a water management plan. Why? Because 0.2-micron POU filters can give quick control to individual fixtures within a water system, such as showerheads or faucets. This is especially helpful in giving extra protection for people suffering from:
- Lung disease
- Weak immune systems
POU filters can also be advantageous in environments such as intensive care units (ICU), neonatal intensive care units (NICU), and units where people receive organ and bone marrow transplants.
Getting the Right POU Filters for Your Water Systems
If you’re interested in updating your water delivery systems with POU filters, there are many water filtration products available. These filters can be used to stop the spread of dangerous pathogens in showers, faucets, and equipment that use inline filters (ice machines, dental tools, and more).
But using filters in your safety plan is just the start. You’ll also want to make sure you’re keeping a log of all of the fixtures that use filtration systems, along with the dates you replaced the filters. This helps ensure you replace the filters consistently and keep the filters clean and effective.
Municipal water may contain water-borne pathogens, which can cause diseases that may lead to severe illness or death. Having fresh water is critical, especially for people with compromised immune systems.
At AquaMedix, we design, manufacture, and distribute water filtration systems for the control of waterborne pathogens found in potable water. Our products include shower filtration systems, inline water filters for ice makers, and faucet water filter systems.
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