CHAPTER 4. RAPID UTILITY SYSTEM REPAIR PROCEDURES
a. Purpose. This chapter provides a macro-overview of the on-site repair process. It
is not intended to address every scenario that can occur; rather, the objective is to identify
important areas that should be addressed. Specific responses to utility service disruption should
be tailored to the uniqueness of each situation. Much of the repair process is based on use of
common sense in conjunction with practical experience.
2. WATER UTILITY SYSTEM
a. Damage Assessment. Before damage repair is started, the following considerations
should be addressed:
(1) Determine if the damaged line is vital to mission support.
(2) Establish a repair priority if more than one line is damaged.
(3) Determine if the distribution line can be shut off, plugged, and abandoned.
(4) Determine if debris removal and ordnance disposal is required.
(5) Determine if the damaged component can be replaced with a portable,
temporary, Stand-Alone System.
(6) Determine what safety issues need to be addressed.
(7) Determine what personnel, tools, and equipment are required for repairs.
b. Repair Materials. See appendix A.
c. General Tools and Equipment. See appendix B.
d. Repair Consumables. See appendix C.
e. Site Preparation
(1) Ensure ordnance has been cleared from area.
(2) Shut off water supply.
(3) For below ground repairs, remove standing water as required so that damaged
piping is exposed to the extent possible, and preliminary damage assessment can be performed.