Daily Inspection. The following items must be checked daily:
Site development, bivouac area, and water source.
Operator safety items such as hearing protection, gloves, goggles, and aprons.
Operator reports and logs for accuracy.
Chemical containers and storage.
Common Inspection Deficiencies. Listed below are some of the most common deficiencies noted
during inspections of water points:
Traffic routes through the water point not posted.
The performance of PMCS without technical manuals.
Lack of maintenance of sanitary conditions of storage tanks and chlorine residual at the point of
Waste lines within 25 yards of intake suction hoses.
Unsatisfactory operator safety.
Reports and logs not maintained.
Site Inspection. As a supervisor, you are to use DA Form 5456-R to ensure that the water point is
correctly set up for operation by properly checking off the "yes/no" columns on the form opposite the critical
areas of inspection.
Product water sample.
POL & chemical
Ask the following questions and record the answers:
Is drainage provided to prevent ponding at filling points?
Are dust control measures practiced to prevent dust-borne bacteria from contaminating water and
Are rodent and insect breeding areas controlled to prevent the spread of diseases to team members and
Is the bivouac area located at least 100 feet (30 M) downstream from a well or downstream from the raw
water intake of a surface water source?
Are latrines located at least 100 yards (91 M) downstream or down gradient from water sources or
Are the latrines properly constructed and maintained?
Are hand-washing devices supplied with soap and water?
Are garbage and trash properly stored and disposed of at least 100 feet from water point operations?
Has a check been made to see that no pollution sources exist in the immediate surrounding area
upstream or up gradient from the water point?
Have water purification personnel conducted tests for chemical agents and radioactivity?