PART D - PLAN DS ISSUE MISSION REQUIREMENTS
Plan DS Issue Mission Requirements. The principal forms to use in planning DS mission
requirements are DA Form 1714-R (Figure 2-3) and DA Form 1714-1-R (Figure 3-2). Using these forms, you
will need to note the recording of the identification of units using assigned water point for water supply,
verification of units arriving at scheduled times to receive water, verification of units receiving amount of
water that was planned, and verification that chlorine residual is at recommended level as prescribed by the
You will also need to note the organization of personnel for peak periods of issue and maintenance so
that the water points are properly manned, analyzing any periods of downtime that impact operations or any
unusual consumption of supplies, and recommend corrective action as necessary.
PART E - APPROVE WORK AND MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
Supervising Coordination. The force structure for water support in a TO divides water support into
DS and GS levels. DS capabilities are sufficient to meet requirements in temperate, tropical, and arctic
regions. However, in arid regions where sufficient water sources are not available, GS water systems are
established. Coordination of maintenance support for a unit, general or direct support, requires that your
water section can still maintain mission requirements. To do this, you, as the NCOIC, need to check that your
mission requirements are being met and that there is no shortfall. You are also to ensure that each water
point under your command has only one ROWPU down for maintenance at any given time. It may be
necessary to rotate the ROWPU units to maintain production rates at a water point that is required to produce
more potable water than other water points.
In cases of shortfall, it may be necessary to request additional equipment and personnel. Therefore,
coordination with the division G4 and the DMMC for maintenance support is required to ensure the mission
requirements are met. They can also upgrade priorities, if necessary, when ordering parts for equipment,
putting more water purification equipment into operation, or increasing your operating personnel
requirements in order for you to successfully meet the total daily demand of supported units.
Besides the delivery of equipment, parts, and personnel, maintenance support provides the necessary
turnaround for expendable supplies, including fuel, chemicals, and other supplies necessary for you to
complete your mission.
Approve Work and Maintenance Schedules. Issuing water is perhaps the most important
responsibility at the water point. In the theater of operations, water is issued as far forward as the tactical
situation permits. Usually, the supported units pick up water from the water point in their own containers.
There will be a lot of vehicles coming to and going from the water point. Provisions must be made for this
traffic. To solve these problems and to equally distribute the water production work load, the water supply
supervisor sets up water issue schedules to include work schedules, maintenance schedules, and issue
schedules. Schedules eliminate confusion that may result if units arrive unscheduled at water points.
You will need to approve work and maintenance schedules from NCOICs of water points. In managing
the water points under your command, it is important for you to receive and review the necessary water
reports, logs, and forms. In doing so, you will also be responsible for the appropriate corrective actions to be
taken to ensure the success of the water mission.