collection of water samples, interpretation of the results of analyses of water samples,
and the conduct of routine chlorine residual tests.
(3) TB MED 575. Sanitary Control of Army Swimming Pools and Swimming
Areas. This document provides a guide for the sanitary control of all swimming pools
and bathing areas constructed and/or operated with either appropriated or
nonappropriated funds. (These standards also apply overseas, where appropriate).
(4) FM 21-10 Water Supply in Theaters of Operations. This document
provides guidance for the appropriate surgeon in approving field water supplies.
(5) Planning, Organizing, and 0perating an Army Water Supply System in a
Theater of Operations. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Armed Forces
use this document to set minimum standards for potability of drinking water issued to
troops in combat zones or in any other strict emergency.
(6) Standardization of Certain Aspects of Operations and Logistics
Agreement 125. The Standardization of Certain Aspects of Operations and Logistics
Agreement 125 (SOLOG) is used among the Armies of the US, United Kingdom,
Canada, and Australia to set minimum potabiIity standards for a safe emergency water
supply for human consumption under field conditions. These standards are included in
(7) FM 8-250. Preventive Medicine Specialist. This manual serves as a
reverence handbook for preventive medicine specialists. It contains material on
preventive medicine surveillance and control activities in combat zones, occupied areas,
installations, and training situations.
b. Interpretation of Test Results. The interpretation of test results against
established standards is the responsibility of the medical officer, sanitary engineer, or
sanitarian that requests the bacteriological analysis. It will not be made by the
laboratory or technician who conducts the analysis. Necessary corrective action where
bacteriological tests do not meet established criteria is discussed in Lesson 6,
Protection of Water Supplies.
3-13. STANDARDS FOR FIXED INSTALLATIONS
(1) The number of water samples to be collected and analyzed monthly
from each water supply is governed by the population being served by the system. In
accordance with TB MED 576, a minimum of eight samples per month must be obtained
from every fixed installation water system. If the population served exceeds 1,000
persons, one additional sample must be collected and analyzed per month for each