SUPERVISE WATER QUALITY ANALYSIS TESTING
Critical Task: 101-540-2004
This lesson covers the procedures for supervising water quality analysis testing.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Supervise water quality analysis testing.
You will be provided information from FM 10-52, FM 10-52-1, TB MED 577, and
Supervise water quality analysis testing in accordance with FM 10-52 and FM 10-52-
REFERENCES: The material contained in this lesson was derived from the following publications:
FM 10-52, FM 10-52-1, TB MED 577, and STP 1-77W14-SM-TG.
The completion of mission requirements greatly depends on the degree of supervision provided. The
importance of water quality analysis testing is to ensure that the water meets the raw water standards
specified in TB MED 577. To ensure that the water meets these standards, it must be readily purified
with assigned water purification equipment.
Situation: You are the water reconnaissance team leader conducting a ground reconnaissance. You have
identified a potential site for a water purification site and your team is responsible for taking four of the
five principle analysis tests (temperature, turbidity, TDS, pH) and performing NBC testing. You have a
complete water reconnaissance team and a water quality analysis unit or a WQAS-P, an M272 chemical
test kit, and an AN/VDR-2 radiacmeter.
PART A - TESTING EQUIPMENT
The M272 Detector Kit. This kit is used to detect chemical agents in water. Raw water must be
monitored to determine whether the chemical concentration is below the MPC level. The kit can
determine the presence of CW agents. The detector kit is a go/no-go test for the following short term
MPCs of the following agents: hydrogen cyanide, lewisite, sulfur mustard, and nerve. This kit is not
applicable when dealing with long-term consumption figures.