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Webinar | Go Small and Go Home: Point-of-Use & Point-of-Entry Treatment Systems

May 6, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


This course Go Small and Go Home: Point-of-Use and Point-of-Entry Treatment Systems is offered two times on the same day, attendees ONLY need to register once to take this course.

Small public water systems that face challenges associated with removing naturally occurring contaminants from potable water supplies often find the path to compliance challenging. Prior to 1996, all water systems were required to use centralized treatment systems for the removal of naturally occurring contaminants. The1996 Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) removed the prohibition on using point-of-use (POU) and point-of-entry (POE) treatment devices for small public water systems in order to achieve compliance with some of the maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) established under the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations. These amendments have expanded the options small water systems may use to meet treated water standards for naturally occurring contaminants.

POU and POE treatment devices rely on many of the same treatment technologies used in centralized treatment plants. However, while centralized plants treat all water distributed to consumers to the same level, POU and POE treatment devices treat only a portion of the total flow. A POU device treats only the water intended for direct consumption (drinking and cooking), typically at a single tap or a limited number of taps, while a POE device treats all the water entering a single home, business, school, or facility. Ultimately, POU or POE treatment devices may be an option for public water systems where central treatment is not affordable.

Participants will learn:

  • Types of POE/POU treatment technologies
  • POE/POU regulatory requirements and restrictions
  • How to plan for a POE/POU system
  • The installation, maintenance, and management of POE/POU systems
  • Compliance and performance monitoring of POE/POU systems


May 6, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Rural Community Assistance Corporation
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