f. Determine the location of supported units and their daily water requirement and distance from water
g. Review any historical data which may be relevant to the mission.
4. Enforce your preventive maintenance program objectives. This is done principally through the daily use of
DA Forms 2404. Your subordinates should be maintaining a separate file for all DA Forms 2404 that are used
by the equipment operators. It should be noted on these forms the amount of expendable supplies used, PMCS
notations, and actions taken to correct deficiencies and shortcomings. These forms should be provided to you at
the end of each shift. A poor maintenance program can deadline a vital storage and distribution system. PMCS
is important to ensure equipment operability, safety, and limited downtime. Additionally, PMCS allows early
identification of fuel, oil, or lubricant leaks that could result in environmental contamination to the soil or water.
5. Provide expendable supplies in sufficient quantities to support your storage and distribution operations.
Plan ahead to allow for slow requisition turnaround time. An overage is better than a shortage which could
possibly shut down operations. So have good foresight when ordering expendables. This is particularly true
when determining when your operation will need fuel delivered. Using DA Forms 2404, 1714-R, and 1714-1-
R, you can determine the usage rate of expendable supplies. You can also use historical data and equipment
consumption factors if they are available. Check to insure that your subordinates have good accountability of
all expendable supplies to help maintain operational readiness and meet mission requirements.
6. Coordinate DS/GS maintenance support. Receive maintenance support request from team chiefs.
Coordinate GS maintenance with divisional maintenance support units when required. Check daily on the
status of equipment in DS/GS maintenance. Report back to your subordinates daily on the status of equipment
and when they can expect it returned. Make arrangements through the DMMC/CMMC if replacements are
needed to meet mission requirement.
7. Conduct the inspection of storage and distribution operations.
a. Record inspection results on DA Form 5456-R or 5457-R, whichever is appropriate. Forward a copy
of report to the DMMC/CMMC. Use the results to improve operations by making recommendations or
corrections as needed.
b. Inspect the distribution operations and bivouac area at each water point.
c. Inspect the equipment, such as distribution hose lines, nozzles, and hypochlorinators.
d. Check that the operator safety procedures meet requirements. such as operators wearing hearing
protection, rubber gloves. and goggles.
e. Inspect the reports, logs, and forms for timely and accurate recording of all gage and meter reading.
f. Inspect the chemical containers for proper labeling, capping, and storage.
g. Inspect the setup at well sites, and verify the well measurements.
8. Monitor product water quality to TB MED 577 standard.
a. Review DA Forms 1714-R and 1714-1-R for reports on product water quality.