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ID
7-508-1201
Name
Repair Team – Water Distribution System
Status
Published
Updated
11/5/2019 9:14:59 AM
Released
11/07/2017
Description
The Repair Team – Water Distribution System repairs system mains, valves, hydrants, and other parts of the water distribution infrastructure
Resource Category
Public Works
Primary Core Capability
Infrastructure Systems
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Team
Overall Function
The Repair Team – Water Distribution System repairs all types of mains, valves, hydrants, and storage facilities in all types of water distribution facilities. The work encompasses excavation through backfill. This team does not repair pump stations.
Composition and Ordering Specifications
1. Discuss logistics for deploying this team, such as working conditions, safety, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment 2. Requestor orders additional mission-specific National Incident Management System (NIMS) Utility Worker Specialist – Water Sector Infrastructure personnel, such as mechanics, welders, electricians, and repair technicians, as single resources to supplement this team 3. Requestor provides details about water distribution components needing repair, such as specific water main materials and size ranges, typical depth, soil conditions, hydrant and valve makes and models, and any materials responders should provide 4. Requestor provides plans showing water main locations and notifies “call-before-you-dig” services in the region 5. Requestor specifies depth of main repair so provider can select appropriate shoring and trenching protection equipment 6. Based on the mission, requestor and provider coordinate on welding equipment, traffic control considerations, and other deployment requirements 7. Requestor orders NIMS typed water valve maintenance truck/trailer equipment in conjunction with any of the typed teams to support water valve maintenance and valve box/catch basin cleaning, if necessary 8. Requestor provides external support, such as vehicle fuel and power for phones, computers, and other rechargeable devices 9. Requestor specifies any necessary safety qualifications and equipment, such as confined-space entry, trenching, and shoring capabilities
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Components
Component Notes  
MINIMUM PERSONNEL PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 18
Type 27
Type 36
Type 45
MANAGEMENT AND OVERSIGHT PERSONNEL PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 3Same as Type 4
Type 41 – NIMS Type 1 Water Operations Team Leader
SUPPORT PERSONNEL PER TEAMThe NIMS Utility Worker Specialist – Water Sector Infrastructure can be a welder, electrician, or mechanic. Requestor specifies worker specialty based on mission needs.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 1 – NIMS Utility Worker Specialist – Water Sector Infrastructure
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: 1 – NIMS Utility Worker Specialist – Water Sector Infrastructure
Type 3Same as Type 4, PLUS: 1 – NIMS Utility Worker Specialist – Water Sector Infrastructure
Type 44 – NIMS Utility Worker Specialist – Water Sector Infrastructure
REPAIR CAPABILITY PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 124 inches and larger, with depths up to 20 feet
Type 224 inches and smaller, with depths up to 20 feet
Type 312 inches and smaller, with depths up to 10 feet
Type 412 inches and smaller, with depths up to 6 feet
SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT PER TEAMEquipment includes a full complement of industry-specific tools necessary for the operations and repairs indicated.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 1 – Type 3 hydraulic excavator (medium mass excavation: 1.85 to 4 cubic yard buckets) 1 – Truck with equipment boom
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 3Same as Type 4, PLUS: 1 – Tandem dump truck
Type 41 – Backhoe loader 1 – Utility truck 1 – Tandem dump truck
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) PER TEAM MEMBERPPE is mission-specific and may vary by work environment; it includes protective footwear, protective clothing for skin exposure, eye and ear protection, respirators, gloves, and masks.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 3Same as Type 4
Type 41. Hard hat 2. Reflective vest 3. Gloves 4. Protective clothing 5. Protective footwear 6. Flashlight
Electronics Equipment Per Team1. Appropriate software includes word processing, spreadsheet, and database management programs. 2. Consider other equipment and supplies as necessary based on ordering specifications.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 3Same as Type 4
Type 41. Laptop computer 2. Digital camera 3. GPS 4. Appropriate software
COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT PER TEAM1. Consider alternate forms of communication, such as satellite phones, based on the mission assignment and team needs. 2. Requestor provides radio specifications. 3. Provider supplies necessary chargers and backup batteries for battery-powered portable equipment.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 3Same as Type 4
Type 41. Cell phone 2. Portable radio
TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT PER TEAMVehicles must be capable of traversing rough terrain, flood conditions, and adverse environmental conditions, and must carry equipment necessary for maintaining vehicle operation.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: 1 – Truck/SUV
Type 3Same as Type 4
Type 41 – Truck/SUV
729
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: System Flushing and Flow Testing Team – Water Distribution
FEMA, NIMS 508: Water Valve Maintenance (Truck/Trailer) – Water Distribution
FEMA, NIMS 509: Utility Worker Specialist – Water Sector Infrastructure
FEMA, NIMS 509: Water Operations Team Leader
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, National Response Framework, June 2016