(1) TWDS team distribution. The primary mission of the TWDS is to move bulk water
supplies to large storage and distribution sites. TWDS pump capacity (600 GPM) X daily hours of
operation (60 minutes per hour X 20 hours per day) = 720,000 GPD.
(2) SMFT distribution. The SMFT comes in two sizes, 3,000 (3K) gallons and 4,570 (5K)
gallons. It is used to local haul and line haul water to user. Generally, the 3K SMFT is a division/corps
asset and the 5K SMFT is an EAC asset. The SMFT is organic to some water sections, however, they
are not organic to transportation units. They must be requested from operational project stocks.
Deliberate planning and timely coordination is essential if their employment is desired.
(3) FAWPSS distribution. The FAWPSS is intended for aerial use; however, it can be used
with the 600-GPH ROWPU prime mover to provide ground distribution. Each 5-ton cargo truck can
carry two 500-gallon drums and make two round trips a day. Dedicated drivers are not provided for this
d. Host Nation Support Determine what type of host nation support is required and what may be
available. If available, determine the capability of existing facilities.
11. Application. Commanders, planners, and water officers must combine their knowledge of force
structure capability, water computations, and production/distribution requirements to produce effective
results for various levels of water support. The following is a list of some activities that these tools will
be needed, to some degree, to plan, develop, prepare, or evaluate:
a. Compute water requirements to support an organizational mission.
b. Prepare the petroleum and water portion of the Logistic Annex to an OPLAN and a
c. Plan production and distribution requirements
d. Coordinate receipt, storage, distribution, and issue of water with various levels of command
to provide support based on the tactical situation.
e. Prepare a water SOP.
f. Analyze and evaluate threat force's water requirements and distribution capabilities.
g. Manage a water supply point operation.