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ID
7-508-1205
Name
System Flushing and Flow Testing Team – Water Distribution
Status
Published
Version
1.2
Updated
11/5/2019 9:17:12 AM
Original Release
11/07/2017
Last Major Release
11/05/2019
Description
The System Flushing and Flow Testing Team – Water Distribution conducts a flushing cleanout of water distribution pipes, tests the water supply throughout the distribution network, and conducts basic water quality field testing
Resource Category
Public Works
Primary Core Capability
Infrastructure Systems
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Team
Overall Function
The System Flushing and Flow Testing Team – Water Distribution: 1. Cleans water distribution pipes by flushing water through hydrants and blow-offs 2. Tests the water supply throughout the distribution system 3. Conducts basic water quality field testing
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 specifies any mission-specific supporting resources and requirements necessary for deployment 3. Requestor provides a representative familiar with the affected distribution system to accompany this team 4. Requestor provides external support, such as vehicle fuel and power for phones, computers, and other rechargeable devices 5. Requestor specifies any necessary safety qualifications and equipment
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Components
Component Notes  
MINIMUM PERSONNEL PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 12
MANAGEMENT AND OVERSIGHT PERSONNEL PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 11 – National Incident Management System (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 11 – NIMS Utility Worker Specialist – Water Sector Infrastructure
SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT PER TEAMRequestor provides ice for sample transport as necessary.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 11. Diffuser 2. Dechlorinator 3. Flow testing gauges 4. Sampling containers 5. Field test kits, colorimeter/turbidimeter 6. Reagents 7. Transport cooler for field samples
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 11. 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 11. Laptop computer 2. GPS 3. 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 11. Cell phone 2. Portable radio
TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT PER TEAMVehicle 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 11 – Truck/SUV
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Notes
References
Reference
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