Proper supervision is necessary for a safe operation and essential for
In order for a team chief to properly supervise
ROWPU operations, he must be an expert in all phases of ROWPU operations.
In this lesson we will cover the important points that you need to be
concerned with as a team chief.
Take this information along with your
knowledge of ROWPU operations and put it to use in the field.
experience you get as a team chief, the more successful you will be at
handling supervisory responsibilities and accomplishing the mission.
A team chief must be aware of, and comply with all applicable environmental
regulations in affect. Before operating any water purification unit in the
United States, check with your supervisor to see if the state and local
installations may have current discharge permits for water sources located
on the installation which are used by water purification units. Check with
the Installation Environmental Office for guidance.
Always consider the
potential environmental impact of a discharge of wastes or chemicals on a
In other countries, it is always necessary to check with
local authorities for regulatory requirements.
Each country in which
purification, storage and distribution operations may be used will have
their own guidance on disposal of wastes and chemicals in a training
exercise, as well as ambient water quality criteria. Units must comply with
environmental standards applicable in the host country.
In Part A of this lesson, you will be introduced to the basic procedures
that the supervisor should be checking during the setup of the raw water
intake system, the water purification system, the potable water distribution
system, and the 60 kw generator set. This includes positioning the trailer,
unloading the equipment, placing equipment, deploying the anchor, and other
In Part B of this lesson, you will be introduced to the basic procedures
that the supervisor should be checking during the operation of the ROWPU.
This includes establishing power to the ROWPU, PMCS of the unit, start-up
procedures, chemical setup, media filter backwash, operation under usual
conditions, and other routine operations.
In Part C of this lesson, you will be introduced to the basic procedures
that the supervisor should be checking during temporary shutdown procedures,
long term secured shutdown procedures, dismantling the equipment, and
loading the equipment.