Emphasize the same environmental awareness considerations as discussed with
Part A of this lesson.
There are three tasks that should be completed before moving the PWS/DS.
These include site selection, establishing a flow plan, and developing a
a. Go over the area in which the supply point will be located. This
generally involves conducting a ground reconnaissance. Look at the proposed
areas, and decide where to place the entire supply point. As you survey the
area, consider what type of arrangement is needed for the PWS/DS to ensure
that the system will fit the situation and the terrain. Also, decide where
to put the truck parking areas, the bulk storage areas, and the distribution
Generally GS storage operations require a large area of
operation which increases the chance for inflicting environmental damage.
Select an area which has a very low potential for negative impact to the
b. When surveying the new location for the first time, take a member of
an engineer unit.
After choosing the sites for each part of the supply
point, give this information to the engineer.
With this information, the
engineer unit can prepare individual tank sites, remove underbrush, clear
truck parking areas, and build improved roads through the site, if they are
If engineer support is not available, your unit will have to
prepare the site.
c. Locate your water supply point as close to supported units as
dispersion factors, SOSs, and the tactical situation permit.
recommended that you use vacated sites or existing facilities, if available.
The site chosen should be reasonably level and well drained to prevent water
damage to the equipment.
Cover and concealment are important factors to
consider when selecting a new site. Select a location that gives adequate
cover from enemy observation and attack. The site should be large enough to
meet the needs of water storage and distribution plans but not so large that
road nets and have at least one road that runs through the supply point. Do
not choose sites that are near important communication centers or near
heavily populated areas that could be enemy targets.
There should be two
large areas which can be used for truck parking or staging areas. The site
should be large enough to add more equipment if needed.
d. When selecting the site for the supply point, consider cover and
concealment, road networks, dispersion factors,