Hygiene can be a matter of life and death. And when drinking water purity is a premium, only Waterlogic Firewall™ systems meet the need.
Tap water or traditional hospital water fountains can contain contaminants including pathogens such as Pseudomonas, Legionella, Streptococcus and E. Coli. When it comes to healthcare, water quality must be of paramount importance. Especially among those who are immunocompromised and those high dependency patients in critical care units.
Established hospital hygiene regimes specify a weekly cleaning of water dispensers. As the Firewall™ sanitizes the dispense outlet every time water is dispensed, this provides an engineered and dependable solution that does not rely on human intervention alone.
Our revolutionary Firewall™ technology is 99.9999% effective against microbes, 100% of the time, according to leading independent laboratories. It treats hospital water with UV purification milliseconds before it lands in the cup, and stops back contamination from outside. This process creates the freshest, nicest-tasting, cleanest water there is. It’s perfect for hospitals, clinics and care homes.
An additional hygienic defence mechanism, a silver antimicrobial called BioCote® inhibits the growth of micro-organisms providing additional surface protection.
The net result. An engineered out solution to the risks posed by Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAI’s) from water coolers.
Top of the agenda for health professionals will be providing the safest drinking water to patients. Waterlogic have a number of respected and independent test results. Two of which come from WHO (World Health Organisation) and Dr. Charles P. Gerba of the University of Arizona. The WHO tests established Waterlogic Firewall was the only drinking water UV purification system that met their strict international requirements for water treatment technologies, achieving the highest marks with 99.9999% reduction in bacteria and 99.999% in viruses, leading to an overall top level classification of providing ‘Comprehensive Protection’. The findings from the additional testing from Dr. Gerba, were published in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC) and confirmed that drinking water treated with Firewall had 0% presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Compared to this the test found tap water and tap water with a carbon filter had presence of 5.4% and 33.3% Pseudomonas aeruginosa, respectively.
Waterlogic Firewall has continuously proven its effectiveness against bacteria and other pathogens. These two further test results give the ultimate reassurance of outstanding protection in drinking water, so you can be confident about patient safety. Find out more in the news article.
At the Côte de Lumière hospital in France, substandard water quality was deemed a health risk. This affected public confidence in the hospital. Staff now drink from Waterlogic WL4 dispensers, which guarantee pure water without microbiological contamination. Dr. Nathalie Roux said: “The innovative Waterlogic Firewall™ UV technology allows us to offer compliance of water quality.”
ORPEA manage care homes across France. A key need is to provide healthy hydration to residents, many of whom are elderly and infirm. The ORPEA Residential Care Group is a leading player in Europe in comprehensive care through a network of specialized institutions comprising retirement residences (nursing homes), clinical care, rehabilitation centers and psychiatric clinics. ORPEA decided to replace all of its traditional water fountains with Waterlogic’s new generation of Firewall™ purifying water dispensers to ensure absolutely pure drinking water, every day.
* World Health Organization
** Microbiological Reduction Evaluation of Waterlogic Dispenser, February 2013