Vanguard Pathogen Defense Systems

Helping to protect wastewater maintenance crews from harmful pathogens and diseases.


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The Problem

For years, the wastewater industry has known that wastewater and raw sewage contain an abundance of dangerous bacteria, viruses, and parasites.

Continuous exposure to these pathogens poses a health risk to wastewater operators. This fact has been acknowledged by industry organizations like the Water Environment Federation, Safety and Health in Wastewater Systems, OSHA, etc.

In addition, health officials have warned of the increased risk of antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as superbugs. Particularly relevant to the wastewater industry is a study finding MRSA, an extremely dangerous superbug, in three of four wastewater treatment plants that were tested.


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The Solution

The Vanguard Pathogen Defense system provides a unique solution that protects the health of your employees safeguarding them from dangerous bacteria and viruses while also positively impacting your bottom line.

As our customers have learned, the Vanguard system can drastically reduce the amount of bacteria your employees are exposed to. Effectively slashing costs for time off for illness, insurance premiums, and boosting morale.

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Removes Up To 98% Of Bacteria & Viruses

Vanguard's patented Sani-Solution has been verified by an independent lab to remove and/or kill up to 98% of bacteria and viruses on surfaces. Protecting wastewater workers from pathogens hazardous to their health.

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Save Money

Save money by eliminating time lost due to illness, health insurance premiums, liability exposure, and employee morale, by protecting your employees from dangerous pathogens and investing in their long-term health.


Easy To Use

The Vanguard Pathogen Defense System is easily installed on jet, combination, or CCTV trucks. It cleans the hose as it's retracted into the truck without any contact from your employees and easily allows cleaning other surfaces and equipment.

See What Our clients Are Saying!

The Vanguard Pathogen Defense System is proudly represented in over 40 cities across North America. Hear their experience with the system and how it helps keep their teams and citizens safe.


Vanguard Testimonial - Scott Rafferty | Northglenn, CO

"It's safer for my employees. It's safer for the public that when we drive away from a manhole, there's not a huge wet circle of stuff we pulled out of the manhole."


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Easy to Install

Whether you or your Vanguard dealer perform the installation, the modular design and complete installation kit make it possible to install the system on any make or model of combination, jet, or CCTV truck in just a few hours. All necessary components are included.



It only costs a few dollars per day to operate the Vanguard Pathogen Defense System. This investment is quickly offset by increased worker productivity while reducing sick days, medical recovery expenses, legal liability, and insurance premium increases.


Built to Last

Constructed from stainless steel, 6061 aircraft aluminum, and the highest quality electrical and mechanical components, the Vanguard Pathogen Defense System is trouble-free, built to last, and proudly made in the USA.

Learn How It Works

The Vanguard Pathogen Defense System is inexpensive to operate, easy to install, and simple to use. Learn about the system, and how its different parts will help protect the health of your employees and save you money.

How It Works

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Independent lab studies show that the Vanguard Pathogen Defense System kills and/or removes up to 98% of all bacteria and viruses found on the jet hose, the most commonly handled piece of equipment found on a sewer truck.

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The Vanguard System's cleaning collar is made from "6061" aircraft aluminum. This lightweight, yet extremely strong material, allows the collar to remain easy-to-use throughout the workday while tough enough to take a daily beating and get the job done for many years to come.

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The Vanguard Pathogen Defense System easily converts into a spraying system with a 50' reach. Workers can clean vacuum tubes, tools, controls, and common surfaces on their sewer truck.

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Sewer trucks equipped with a Vanguard Pathogen Defense System protect the environment by eliminating hoses and cables dripping with bacteria, viruses, feces, and toilet paper from contaminating the worksite.




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