PART A - SUPERVISE DS STORAGE OPERATIONS
In DS operations, water storage will be maintained at water production sites
in 3,000-gallon collapsible fabric bags called "onion" tanks. This stored
water and the available raw water source are combined to provide the
estimated command water reserve stock.
Storage facilities must be large
enough to meet the daily peak demands. This helps to eliminate long waits
at the water point by consumers and allows water production units to remain
operating for extended periods of time.
Having sufficient storage
capability avoids frequent start-ups and shut-downs of the water purifiers,
which are time consuming and inefficient.
Make sure all soldiers under your supervision know and understand their
environmental stewardship responsibilities.
Physical damage to the
environment should be minimized during field operations. The potential for
environmental damage at the distribution site is greater due to the high
volume of traffic coming through the area.
Point out that every effort
should be made to identify early any equipment/vehicle fluid leaks so that
they can be cleaned up and properly disposed of as soon as possible.
Emphasize that the use of live vegetation for camouflage during training
should be discouraged because of its detrimental effects on the environment.
Ensure vehicles using your area of operations stick to established traffic
patterns and park in designated areas to minimize environmental damage.
Once operations are completed, environmental damage should be repaired to
the greatest extent possible.
1. When choosing a site, make sure it is free from sharp objects (such as
rocks, sticks, and glass) which could cut or puncture the tank.
collapsible fabric water tank may be installed on a slope of up to 10
percent (a 1-foot rise in a 10-foot distance).
The tank base should not
rest over an abrupt drop-off greater than 4 inches.
2. When unpacking the tank, have your soldiers inspect for damage incurred
during movement. They should check the equipment against the packing slip
to see if the shipment is complete. Have them report all discrepancies in
accordance with the instructions in DA Pamphlet 738-750.
Also have them
check to see whether the equipment has been modified.
a. They should use care when unpacking the tank.
The tank can be
easily damaged by tools, packing box nails, or other sharp objects.
tank is provided with suitable packing around the tank to protect it during
b. If this is the first time you are using a new tank, have the
shipping container carefully opened, and remove the