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ID
7-508-1255
Name
Locating Team – Water Sector Infrastructure
Status
Published
Updated
11/5/2019 9:10:55 AM
Released
11/05/2019
Description
The Locating Team – Water Sector Infrastructure is responsible for locating water and sewer mains, manholes, and valves
Resource Category
Public Works
Primary Core Capability
Infrastructure Systems
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Team
Overall Function
The Locating Team – Water Sector Infrastructure locates and documents the locations of water and wastewater infrastructure assets
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 system maps indicating the existence of water mains, sewer mains, and associated infrastructure; if possible, requestor provides a representative familiar with the location of affected water and sewer infrastructure to accompany this team 3. Requestor provides external support, such as vehicle fuel and power for phones, computers, and other rechargeable devices 4. 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 13
MANAGEMENT AND OVERSIGHT PERSONNEL PER TEAMRequestor specifies the type of infrastructure and requests the corresponding team leader, whether NIMS Type 1 Water Operations Team Leader or NIMS Type 1 Wastewater Operations Team Leader.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 11 – National Incident Management System (NIMS) Type 1 Water Operations Team Leader OR NIMS Type 1 Wastewater 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 12 – NIMS Utility Worker Specialist – Water Sector Infrastructure
SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT PER TEAM1. Infrastructure-locating equipment may include ground-penetrating radar, electronic tracing equipment for tracer wire, metal detectors, and other traditional methods. 2. Hand tools may include tape measures, screwdrivers, bolt cutters or other cutting tools, assorted wrenches, shovels, crowbars or lift tools, chainsaws, picks, small sledgehammers, and garden trowels.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 11. Infrastructure-locating equipment 2. System maps 3. Marking materials 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. Respiratory devices 5. Protective clothing 6. Protective footwear 7. Flashlight
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 two-way radio
Electronics Equipment Per TeamAppropriate software includes word processing, spreadsheet, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and database management programs.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 11. Laptop computer 2. Appropriate software 3. GPS
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
725
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 509: Utility Worker Specialist – Water Sector Infrastructure
FEMA, NIMS 509: Wastewater Operations Team Leader
FEMA, NIMS 509: Water Operations Team Leader
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, National Response Framework, June 2016