any other strict emergency-situations. There are agreements for short-term water
consumption of seven consecutive days or less (STANAG 2136) and for all situations of
more that 7 days (QSTAG 2885) where water purification units produce treated water.
For example, the bacteriological standard for coliform of 1.0 per mg/l is the same for
both long and short-term consumption. Requirements for conducting water quality
analysis are contained in QSTAG 479.
Gallons Per Man, Per Day, Per Climate
* For higher echelons examples, refer to FM 10-52.
** Sustain refers to water requirements exceeding one week. In this case, after
consumption includes nonessential events such as: laundry, centralized hygiene,
*** Minimum refers to the amount of water that needs to be consumed to survive for up
to one week.
Table 1-1. Daily water consumption table requirements.