This manual is a guide for commanders, staff officers, and other persons concerned with planning, organizing, and operating an Army water supply system in a TO. Concepts and doctrine are presented to enable the planner to design a water purification, storage, and distribution system that will ensure units can provide necessary water support to US forces. Chapter 6 of this manual deals specifically with the water supply in the theater of operation after being exposed to Nuclear, Biological and Chemical weapons. Personnel, who purify, store, distribute, and issue water supplies must know NBC operations. Operators and supervisors must be alert to avoid NBC contamination. They must know NBC requirements related to field water supply.
Field Manual No. 10-52: Water Supply in Theaters of Operations. Washington, D.C.: Department of the Army, 1990. ch.6, p.6.1 - 6.3