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ID
7-508-1206
Name
Water Main Leak Locating Team – Water Distribution
Status
Published
Version
1.2
Updated
11/5/2019 9:17:47 AM
Original Release
11/07/2017
Last Major Release
11/05/2019
Description
The Water Main Leak Locating Team – Water Distribution locates and documents water main leaks needing repair
Resource Category
Public Works
Primary Core Capability
Infrastructure Systems
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Team
Overall Function
The Water Main Leak Locating Team – Water Distribution locates the locations of water main leaks and documents these locations for repair crews
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 provides water system maps and other resources to help this team locate leaks; if possible, requestor provides a representative familiar with the affected location to accompany this team 3. Requestor provides details on the water main system, such as pipe materials, geologic conditions, and surface conditions 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, such as confined-space entry capabilities
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 TEAM1. Infrastructure-locating equipment may include basic acoustic leak-locating, geophone leak-locating, electronic noise correlation, and infrared equipment. 2. Hand tools may include tape measures, screwdrivers, bolt cutters or other cutting tools, assorted wrenches, shovels, crowbars or lift tools, chainsaws, and garden trowels.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 11. Infrastructure-locating equipment 2. System maps 3. Marking paint 4. Expendable supplies 5. Hand tools as necessary for the task and location 6. Traffic management cones or other traffic control devices
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, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and database management programs appropriate to the mission. 2. Consider other equipment and supplies as necessary based on ordering specifications.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 11. Laptop computer 2. Appropriate software 3. GPS
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
734
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Repair Team – Water Distribution System
FEMA, NIMS 508: Repair Team Sewer Mains – Wastewater
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