service these units. Establish an issue schedule for the units to follow. This way a valuable asset will not be
tied up all day waiting to issue water. Remember, never deliver a SMFT partially full. A partially filled tank
will result in the lading to shift (surge). This action may result in the loss of vehicle control and possible
rupture of the tank wall.
3. Make sure all the soldiers under your supervision know and understand their responsibilities under the
environmental stewardship program. Ensure all your personnel have had environmental awareness training.
Ensure the soldier are familiar with unit SOPs and supervise their compliance with the laws and regulations.
4. As the NCOIC of a water distribution point in a field environment you have the responsibility to ensure that
sufficient quantities of potable water are issued and distributed to consuming units. Two of the pieces of
equipment you have assigned to your unit are the SMFT and the hardwalled tanker.
5. Monitor SMFT operations. Remember that death or severe injury may result if soldiers do not observe
precautions listed in TMs when operating the SMFT. Soldiers must lock the parking brakes on mobile pumps
to prevent the pumps from rolling or sliding. Never allow soldiers to operate engines around open fuel or to
refuel hot or running engines. Make sure soldiers do not overfill fuel tanks and that they keep open flames and
sparks away from the fuel tank and battery. Never allow soldiers to operate water pumps against a closed
suction or discharge valve, since this may cause overheating of the pump. Require soldiers to wear hearing
protection whenever they are within 50 feet of operating pumps. Never allow soldiers to use a fuel transfer
pump to transfer water. Check that all 10-level soldiers under your supervision know, understand, and follow
the performance measures in Evaluation Guide 101-540-1067 and 101-540-1044 from STP 10-77W14-SM-TG
when operating the 350-GPM pump and SMFT. Check that all 20-level soldiers under your supervision know,
understand, and follow the performance measures in Evaluation Guide 101-540-2009, 101-540-2017, 101-540-
2019 and 101-540-2030 from STP 10-77W14-SM-TG when operating the 125-GPM pump, 350-GPM pump.
a. Setting Up the SMFT. Ensure your subordinates properly supervise SMFT setup. Soldiers must:
(1) Clear the truck bed prior to employing the SMFT.
(2) Secure the SMFT to the trailer with a four-belt tie-down kit by placing the tank on the trailer
with a forklift so that the SMFT will unroll toward the rear of the trailer.
(3) Visually inspect the tank for damage while unrolling it and perform before operations PMCS.
(4) Flush the tank with superchlorinated water. This superchlorinated water is disposed of according
to local regulations in effect. If there is not any regulation governing waste disposal of this type then dump
solution in a special sump marked HAZARDOUS WASTE.
(5) Check the tightness of the bolts in the fittings and tighten where needed.
b. Filling the SMFT. Ensure your subordinates properly supervise SMFT filling. Soldiers must:
(1) Purge the air from the tank and supply hose prior to loading.
(2) Tie down the tank using the proper straps.