TM 5-813-3/AFM 88-10, Vol 3
1-1. Purpose and scope.
ers, plumbing fixtures, and other equipment against
scaling, corrosion, and staining, Because of the widely
This manual, intended for planners and design engi-
varying conditions and the many types of water, it is
neers, presents information on water quality stand-
not possible to establish criteria for all cases of special
ards and design criteria for water treatment processes.
water treatment. Treatment for prevention of scaling
This manual also establishes criteria to be followed in
and corrosion may not be entirely effective; and in
determining the necessity for and the extent of treat-
many cases a decision as to the necessity of special
ment, and on procedures applicable to the planning of
treatment cannot be reached prior to actual operating
water treatment projects. This manual is applicable to
experiences. In general, special treatment will be pro-
all elements of the Army and Air Force responsible for
vided only in cases where a study of water analyses
the planning and design of military construction,
and experience with the water definitely show that
there will be severe corrosion of the water system or
1-2. Water treatment proiects.
that severe scaling of hot-water heaters, storage tanks,
State health department, State water resource, and
and other parts of the plumbing system will occur.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency personnel, as
Marginal cases will be deferred and treatment pro-
appropriate, should be consulted in the early stages of
vided only after operating experience determines
project planning regarding supply sources and asso-
treatment to be necessary.
ciated water treatment needs. In addition to the usual
1-3. Water quality criteria and standards.
treatment that may be required to insure delivery of
potable water, consideration will be given to the need
Information on current criteria and standards for raw
for special treatment to protect pipelines, water heat,-
and potable water are presented in appendix A.