Copper Silver Ionization solutions by CSIDefender® to help protect your tenants and occupants from Legionella bacterium exposure in commercial facilities.
With hundreds of thousands of occupants, the solution you choose must be powerful enough to work across the building’s entire potable water network, while being cost-effective, energy-efficient, and reliable. Copper Silver Ionization (CSI) solutions from CSIDefender® helps you comply with ASHRAE 188 Legionella Prevention Standards when secondary potable water treatment is recommended by risk assessors to prevent the spread of Legionella bacteria.
Legionnaires’ disease is a severe form of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacterium. Known to grow in a building water distribution network to then becomes aerosolized via showerheads, faucets, or other means such as ornamental fountains. When Legionella is aerosolized and then unknowingly inhaled, it will make its way into the lungs where it can incubate and possibly cause an infection/pneumonia known as Legionnaires’ disease. A less severe form of Legionnaires’ disease is called Pontiac fever. People who are immunocompromised are more susceptible to develop Legionnaires’ disease or Pontiac fever. Commercial facilities, some schools, and condominiums are among those buildings with a higher risk of being linked to Legionnaires’ disease-related illnesses.
Legionella bacteria lurks in building water systems and can lead to infection in schools, community centers, commercial facilities, and other institutions. Any outbreak can lead to potential deaths, facility shut down, government public health investigations, litigation, potential criminal charges, and a public relations nightmare. Instead of waiting, building owners and managers can take a proactive approach and mitigate the Legionella exposure risk with CSIDefender® copper silver ionization solutions.
By releasing positively charged copper (Cu+2) and silver (Ag+) ions into the potable water, either directly at the Point-of-Entry (POE) or in the Domestic Hot Water (DHW) loop, CSI technology is proven and recognized for the control of Legionella growth by saturating the biofilm where it grows. The result is safe potable water for tenants and support personnel.
CSIDefender® has been trusted for commercial water treatment against legionella bacteria for almost 20 years. With a 10 year limited warranty and a proven track record of performance, you can be confident knowing you’re getting a long term solution that is safer, more reliable, fully automated, and more environmentally friendly than other treatment methods.