In the event that you had determined a shortfall calculation, you would have coordinated with
maintenance support for additional ROWPUs, personnel, fuel, and supplies to deploy in completing your
This example scenario was provided in order to provide a general procedure that you will use in
determining mission water requirements. Depending on mission capabilities and requirements, you may be
utilizing 600-GPH, 3,000-GPH, 150,000-GPD, or 300,000-GPH ROWPUs, in which case you will use the
applicable water requirement factors listed in the Potable Water Planning Guide.
PART B MANAGING ROWPU SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
The following general safety procedures will be managed for compliance when setting up and operating the
600-GPH, 3,000-GPH, and 150,000-GPD ROWPUs.
Safety. As a water treatment senior NCO, you are responsible for managing the general safety of the
personnel under your command, the conditions that they are working under, the materials they are handling,
and the equipment being used. You will manage the general, chemical, and personnel safety during
operation of the water production equipment.
General Safety. As supervisor, you must ensure that personnel do not operate the ROWPU until the
ground terminal stud on the generator set (600-GPH, 3,000-GPH, and 150,000 GPD ROWPUs) is
connected to a suitable ground (Figure 1-2). Three ground rod sections should be driven at least 8 feet
into the ground. The reason for this is that high voltage is produced when the generator set is operated.
Death or severe burns may result if personnel fail to observe caution in grounding the equipment. Other
general precautions include having fire extinguishers on (Figure 1-3) site and ready at hand and having a fire
point established not far from the ROWPU unit. When personnel are on or about the ROWPU, you must
ensure that trailer legs are down, float pads are in place, and wheels are blocked. This prevents the vehicle
from moving and crushing someone. To protect personnel from excessive noise levels, you need to see that
hearing protection is worn when equipment is in use.