What About the Point-of-Use?

by George P. Hanna, Jr., California State Univ, Fresno, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Forum '86: World Water Issues in Evolution


Point-of-use (POU) granular activated carbon (GAC) treatment devices are being installed more frequently on community water sytems and on private wells. This article describes carbon filter POU installations, reviews existing state policies regarding POU treatment, and discusses alternative institutional and jurisdictional arrangements necessary to assure that water quality criteria are met.

Subject Headings: Water treatment | Water quality | Water policy | Water supply | Waste treatment | Granular materials | Wells (water) | Carbon fibers

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