Potable water must be free of anything that would degrade human performance. Also, it should not damage
the materials used in its transportation and storage. Potable water must be suitable for maintaining human
health (personal hygiene, medical treatment, and field feeding). Water quality standards give a basis for
selecting or rejecting water intended for human use. These standards provide minimum accepted values for
safeguarding human health.
PART A - WATER QUALITY ANALYSIS REPORT PROGRAM
Establish a Water Quality Analysis Report Program. In order to establish this program, it is
necessary for you to require water support soldiers to determine the characteristics of tested water. They are
to do this by using the AN/VDR-2 Radiacmeter (Figure 4-1) and M-272 test kit (Figure 4-2). The results are
reported on DA Forms 1712-R, 1713-R, 1714-R, and 1714-1-R.
You are also required to have supervisors compile and forward summaries of production, distribution,
Figure 4-1. AN/VDR-2 Radiacmeter.
Receive Production Memorandum for Record From Subordinate Water Supervisors.
In reading these reports you are to:
Review the report to determine if the requirements for operating the purification equipment and the
requirements for potable water standards are being met.
Identify test results for processed water that exceed the correct operating dosages for the purification
equipment. Tests will be accompanied by an explanation as to the cause and action taken by the
Identify test results for product water which does not meet standard. Test should be accompanied with
information confirming that all water issue and distribution operations were halted, the cause was
determined, and product water was brought back to standard.
Note if NBC agents were detected. The summary should detail the specific nature and location of the
contamination. You are to inform the NCOIC of the water site, based on command guidance and METT-
T, either to move the water point to a new location, stop operations and wait for the contamination to
subside, or continue water support operations.