Work Schedules. The water supply supervisor has the responsibility of preparing and maintaining
several different schedules. The most valuable resource at a water point is personnel. In order to use
soldiers effectively, you must complete a work schedule (Figure 2-4). Each water section has enough
personnel assigned to operate assigned water points on a continual basis. Water points must be able to
operate 20 hours per day with 4 hours downtime for scheduled maintenance. The work schedule identifies
the NCOIC of each of the two shifts at each water point, as well as all the soldiers assigned as operators on
each shift. Establish meal hours (at least three per day) on the schedule, as well as guidelines for breaks.
WATER POINT 1 (SA 13295713) Six personnel
First Shift (0001-1200) meals: 0100/0600/1100
NCOIC - SGT Doe
Second Shift (1200-0001) meals: 1300/1800/2300
NCOIC - SGT Joe
1. Soldiers will receive a 20-minute break for every 4 hours
2. Meals and breaks must be schedules so that no conflict exists
with scheduled maintenance and scheduled distribution.
Figure 2-4. Sample work schedule
Maintenance Schedules. Maintenance schedules ensure equipment, the second most important
resource, is maintained in operational condition. In order to ensure equipment is properly maintained, each
piece of equipment has TMs that identify the maintenance checks and services required on an hourly, daily,
weekly, or monthly basis. Using those PMCS and maintenance allocation charts contained in the TMs,
schedule necessary maintenance to be accomplished after 20 hours of operation. Take into account the
level of maintenance and the estimated time required.
If there is more that one water purification unit at a water point, ensure that they are not scheduled for
maintenance at the same time. In addition, ensure each water point is scheduled for maintenance at
different times during the day so two water points are not down at the same time. Finally, do not schedule
water issue during scheduled maintenance periods.
PART F - PLAN IMPROVEMENT AND CORRECTIONS
Plan Improvement and Corrections. The principal form to use in planning improvements and
making corrections is DA Form 5456-R (Water Point Inspection (Figures 2-5 and 2-6). In order to do this,
you will need to receive from the water section NCOIC a completed DA Form 5456-R. When verifying
reports that do not meet water quality standards you will need to notify NCOIC and water team chief of
problem, suggest correction to problem, conduct follow-up inspection, and notify OIC and command surgeon
if problem is not resolved. You will also need to review daily water production log for a unit that received
nonacceptable water and take corrective action, if necessary.