2-21. EMERGENCY PROCEDURES - cont.
If failed component is located in one of the distribution points, shutdown the 125 gpm
pump Refer to the applicable TM.
Replace failed components (para 3-4 or 3-6).
2-22. DECONTAMINATION PROCEDURES.
Detailed decontamination procedures can be found in FM 3-3, FM 3-4, and
General. The following emergency procedures can be performed until field NBC DECON
facilities are available. Assigned operators will assist the supporting NBC unit.
Emergency Procedures. If NBC attack is known or suspected, mask at once and go to
appropriate MOPP level as determined by level of threat.
Stop dispensing water.
Reduce the risk of introducing contamination into the water system by shutting down 600
gpm pumps in lead and boost pumping stations. Refer to the applicable TMs.
Shut down hypochlorination units (refer to the applicable TM). Hypochlorite solution
container is not air tight and may have been contaminated.
Do not connect or disconnect any components from the water system. System integrity
must be maintained until decontamination of equipment is complete.
Test water for contamination using the M272 kit and provide a water sample to medical
personnel before dispensing water to consumers.