11 November 2013 | SPL News

The copper-silver ion system is expected to disinfect the water at the senior high rise.

“The ions come off the bars and through the water that comes through the flow cells,” said Janet Stout of Special Pathogens Laboratory.

Stout said it will be in place for at least a month, and the more Sharpsburg Towers residents run their hot water, the faster the system will kill the bacteria. 

According to Stout, even though someone recently got sick from Legionella at the building, it could have been there for years and not hurt anyone.

“I know they did the right thing,” said Peg Panza about the new system.

Panza has lived in the building for 30 years.