Table 1-6. Raw water constituents (maximum allowable) water quality standards
The water section leader may supervise the use reconnaissance, or he may direct one of his water purification NCOs to
lead the team. In either case, a water treatment specialist, MOS 77W, must be present. A representative of the command
surgeon should be present on the reconnaissance, if possible. A water detection team from the Corps of Engineers may be
available. They have access to the water resource data base. This data base an provide detailed surface and ground
hydrologic information for selected areas of the world.
When planning a reconnaissance, the G2/S2 is the source for information concerning ground/air reconnaissance and
surveillance, imagery (photos), human intelligence from interrogations of EPW/POWs, and other sources of terrain and
technical intelligence. When gathering intelligence for potential coastal water sites, be sure to include tidal charts and coastal
maps. Any information you can gather from the local population should also be included; they will know the history and
characteristics of the beach.
Assumptions with OISS Reconnaissance: The following assumptions can be made when a reconnaissance is being
Every coast will be different or unique.