assembly the hose line. The TWDS is a general support asset. It will be used no farther forward than
the corps rear area.
(5) Potable water storage and distribution system. The PWS/DS is the primary means for
the receipt and storage of bulk water. It is intended for use in an arid environment by both DS and GS
water units. The size of each system varies depending on where it is used in the theater and the
requirement. System sizes range from 20,000 gallons to over 1 million gallons.
f. Force Structure. The force structure for water support in a TO divides water support into DS
and GS levels. DS capabilities are sufficient to meet requirements in temperate, tropical, and arctic
regions. However, in arid regions where sufficient water sources are not available, GS water systems
are set up.
(1) Direct support is structured as either divisional or nondivisional. Nondivisional water
support is provided on an area basis by Corps and EAC Quartermaster Supply Companies. Whenever
possible, the area water supply point will be collocated with the Class I supply point or, as a minimum,
within a larger logistics complex. The nondivisional DS water section (TOE 42-447L00) has all of the
equipment listed in Table 1.
Table 1. Equipment in TOE 42-447L00
This configuration of equipment allows the water section to set up three separate water purification
points, consisting of one 3,000-GPH ROWPU with 10 collapsible onion tanks providing a total storage
capability of 30,000 gallons. Planners estimated two round-trips per day for distribution using the
SMFT and FAWPSS.
(2) Divisional water support is provided to consuming units by organic CSS organizations.
The MSB is responsible for the effective management of logistic's assets in the DSA. A water section is
located in each QMS Company to provide support for both the division and brigade areas.