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BJACH Environmental Science Section - Water Quality

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Responsibilities in Water Supply and Distribution System

• Preventive Medicine personnel use established measures
  for the preservation and promotion of health and the
  prevention of disease and injury.
• Preventive Medicine, Environmental Health monitors
  Quality Assurance on data analysis of the potable water
  supply and distribution system on Fort Polk, Louisiana.
  IAW TBMED 576.
• Preventive Medicine, Environmental Health performs
  sanitary surveys annually or as warranted. IAW TBMED
• Taste, smell and water quality issues may be addressed
  to American Water, (337) 537-1161.

Water Trailer Inspection
Preventive Medicine Water Trailer Inspections are required every 6 months. Your unit Environmental Science Officer or Preventive Medicine Specialist can conduct this inspection. If you do not have organic Preventive Medicine assets please contact Preventive Medicine, Environmental Health Section.

Routine inspections prior(monthly) to use can be accomplished by your unit Field Sanitation Teams only if the trailer has a current (within 6 months) DA 5457, Potable Water Container Inspection signed by a Preventive Medicine representative. The inspections are intended to prevent a water-borne illness to your unit while training. The trailer must be completely empty for the inspection. (DA Form 5457)

The documents provided in the links are to prepare you for the inspection process. Following the guidance on these sheets will ensure your water trailer remains serviceable and available for use at all times.

Super Chlorination(flyer) of the water trailer must be performed quarterly and/or as needed. These processes sanitize the inside of the trailer. Document the process on the DA Form 5457, or a Memorandum For Record, or on the trailers maintenance history. (Cleaning & Super-chlorination Instructions)

  • TBMED 575, TBMED 576, and TBMED 577.

Water Taste and Odor Complaints
Please direct all water taste and odor complaints to the Directorate of Public Works (DPW) Helpdesk, (337) 531-1379.

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Col Marla J. Ferguson
CSM Roderick D. Taylor
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