Also, fuel consumption will be considerably higher if diesel-powered generators are to be used as the
main source of electrical power generation.
(c) Potable Water. The average consumption of potable water per person can range from
20 to 35 gallons per day dependent on conditions. The preferred source of potable water is existing
commercial water. Since FP has the capability to test and treat water, existing commercial water need
only meet standards which certify its appropriateness as a water source. All water produced from
existing facilities should be considered unsafe until tested by preventive medicine personnel and
determined potable by the command surgeon. If an appropriate source of commercial water is not
conveniently available, general water support may be used or engineering assets may be requested to
evaluate the feasibility of drilling wells to extract ground water.
(7) Communications. Effective lines of communication will be required. Existing lines of
communication may be used if available and adequate to provide uninterrupted communication services
to and from key elements.
(8) Roads. Adequate roads to and from the FP AO will be needed to deliver materials and
allow access to the FP site by tenant units. These roads should be adequate for travel by a variety of
military and civilian vehicles. Consider the types of vehicles that will use the roads in and around the
FP AO. This includes the weights, heights, and turning radii of the waste-water collection trailer, the
water delivery truck, the fuel delivery truck, the tank and pump unit, the 4K and 10K forklifts, customer
unit (tactical) vehicles, and fire-fighting and emergency vehicles.
(9) Environmental Protection Impact. Short-term and long-term environmental effects must
be considered before erecting a facility the size of FP. Therefore, an environmental baseline survey
must be completed before construction begins. Also, you must ensure that the site meets all applicable
environmental laws and regulations, even if the local population does not. Seek environmental
compliance program guidance through the chain of command to ensure that local environmental
concerns are properly addressed.
(10) Hazardous Waste. Approximately 70 percent of the potable water consumed will be
returned as graywater or blackwater. Graywater and blackwater are hazardous waste, and effects to
personnel and the environment must be considered. Graywater will be stored using the graywater
collection subsystem supplied as part of the FP module. Blackwater from the latrines will be stored in
the holding tanks of the containerized latrines. It will be collected for disposal using the WWVT/T.
Disposal of graywater and blackwater will be considered in the Civil Engineering Support Plan for the
theater in which FP is operating. Disposal options include the use of a host nation sewer system (first
choice), local contractor