It's not something that most people like to think about, but wastewater and sewage collection are critical components of keeping our communities healthy and safe. In this blog post, we'll discuss why it's so important for citizens to be concerned about the safety of wastewater collection and how our Vanguard Pathogen Defense System can help keep workers safe from exposure to harmful bacteria and viruses.
Why Should We Be Concerned Now?
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Sewers and Wastewater Are Breeding Grounds for Bacteria and Viruses
One of the main reasons why wastewater collection is so important is because sewers and wastewater are breeding grounds for bacteria and viruses. These harmful elements can contaminate hoses, vehicles and other jobsite compontent causing serious health problems, including MRSA super-virus infections.
Effective Antibiotics Are Expensive to Develop
The other reason why wastewater treatment is so important is that it's expensive to develop effective antibiotics. Hospitals and other healthcare facilities are constantly battling against new strains of bacteria that have become resistant to traditional antibiotics. For example, today you can treat an MRSA infection with Vancomycin for hundread of dollars or more only to have a 50/50 probability of success. However, if you are not successful, the next antibiotic of choice is Cubicin, and it can cost thousands per treatment. On a very practical level, we can't afford to continue to expose our water treatment workers to these harmful bacteria. Thankfully, the Vanguard Pathogen Defense System helps minimize the risks of exposure.
How Does the Vanguard Pathogen Defense System Work?
The Vanguard System removes up to 98% of bacteria and viruses found on the jet hose — the component of a sanitary sewer truck handled most often by wastewater workers and the primary culprit behind the transfer of bacteria and viruses from the sewer to the operator. In addition, the Vanguard System provides a spray nozzle attachment that allows the crew to apply the same anti-bacterial, anti-viral solution (Sani-Solution™) to the work area, external controls, and commonly touched surfaces on their truck. It also gives sewer workers the water volume and heavy-duty cleaning and killing power required for effective SSO clean-up.
The Vanguard System's modular design makes it easy to mount on any combination, jet, or CCTV truck. With the push of a button, it pumps Sani-Solution through a delivery hose to a lightweight manhole roller on a CCTV truck or collar on a jet and combination truck.
Make Wastewater Collection Safer With Vanguard Systems
Covid19 has created an increased awareness of the dangers of viruses and bacteria. Preventative measures, especially in a high exposure sitution like wastewater collection, is of utmost importance. Luckily, our Vanguard Pathogen Defense System can help keep workers safe from exposure to these harmful bacteria and viruses. With the Vanguard System, you can rest assured that your workers can do their jobs safely. To learn more, please contact us today.