3. Load Plan. Make sure that all personnel are on hand for the move to the
new site. Make sure the PWS/DS equipment is on hand and ready for use. If
any items are not working or are missing, have them repaired or replaced
before you move. List the major items of equipment in your system. Make
sure sufficient transportation assets have been requested to transport the
equipment to the new site.
personnel should apply to every type of transportation available. The plan
should be completed before the move to allow time for loading safely. When
preparing the loading plan, base the contents, and in what sequence, on the
(1) All types of transportation.
(2) The number of personnel available.
(3) The type, size, weight, and quantity of supplies and equipment to
The key is to remember that the last item loaded is the first item unloaded.
Always consider the priority of loading and the safety of equipment and
supplies in transit.
Design the plan to permit quick and efficient
unloading and regrouping of personnel and equipment.
b. Moving the PWS/DS consists of taking it down at one place, loading
it on transporters, and moving it to a new site.
Depending on the
situation, there are two methods that you can use. The first method is to
move the entire system in one move. The second way is to move the system by
leapfrogging. Leap-frogging means that half of the system is moved to the
new location, leaving the other half at the old site for limited support.
In using this method, support to the consumer is not interrupted during the
In either method, the first thing to do is to transfer water into
some type of transporter, such as a SMFT. Inform the transporter drivers of
the new location or where to meet to transfer the load to other tank
vehicles. The transporters can also be used to store and issue water on a
temporary basis at the old and new supply points. Start to take down the
supply point just as soon as the storage tanks are empty. The sequence in
which the equipment is taken down should be based on the requirements at the
Usually, dismantle of the PWS/DS comes first unless the leapfrog
method is used. In any case, it is important that work is done quickly once
the order is given to move. The primary concern is to become operational at
the new location as soon as possible.