smaller amount, of water to flow through the hypochlorinator where a
solution of chlorine is added. Bypass water and chlorinated water then mix
downstream of the hypochlorination unit. Clean up any chemical spills and
dispose of them properly.
e. Two to eight hose connection kits, four nozzle connection kits, and
one bag filler connection kit comprise the water distribution system for the
PWS/DS. Water may be dispensed through any or all of these kits. Valves
control the flow of water through each dispensing unit.
the most important parts of managing a water supply point. It is important
that specific tasks be assigned to personnel at the water supply point. The
best way to use all the personnel wisely is to let the job determine the
For example, if no issues are scheduled for distribution,
improve drainage ditches and roadways, and make sure equipment is
serviceable. Although the number of persons assigned to a specific task may
vary with the mission, it is still possible to obtain an average number for
Eleven soldiers are needed to operate the PWS/DS
a. Assign two soldiers to the receiving manifold. They are responsible
for transferring water from the transporter to the storage system.
operate all valves at the receiving point and make all necessary hose
b. Assign six soldiers to the pump and control valves.
Three of the
six are on the receiving pumps and the other three are on the distribution
On the receiving side, one operates the pump and the other two
operate the control valves on the discharge and receiving manifold on the
On the distribution side, one operates each pump and the third
person operates the hypochlorinator.
c. Assign three soldiers to the distribution, loading, and bag filler
stations. They are responsible for dispensing and controlling water flow.
They must prepare the various filling points, operate the control valves,
and make all necessary hose connections.
Ensure the soldiers check each
vehicle arriving at the dispensing point for fluid leaks.
Clean up and
properly dispose of the contamination. Drip pans should be on hand to help
contain more serious vehicle fluid leaks.
8. Shutdown/Disassembly. This paragraph covers shutting down and packing
the PWS/DS prior to transferring the system to a new work site or returning
it to storage.