Scope. This manual presents requirements for the
design of water supply systems for Military activities.
Cancellation . This handbook, MIL-HDBK-1005/7A, Water
Supply Systems , cancels and supersedes MIL-HDBK-1005/7, Water
Supply Systems, dated 30 November 1988 and AFM 88-10, Water
Supply, Volumes 1-5.
Source of Supply. The capacity of potable supplies
should be developed whenever possible, to obviate any need for a
nonpotable supply (except for waterfront facilities, refer to
MIL-HDBK-1025 Series, Piers and Dockside Facilities, and MIL-
HDBK-1029 Series, Drydocks and Marine Railways).
Potable Water Sources. The potable water supply
should be obtained from a nearby public system. If this is not
feasible, sources should be developed especially for the
Military activity. Brackish or salt water should be used only
when other sources are unavailable, and should be converted to
fresh water by a suitable process.
Nonpotable Water Sources. Separate nonpotable water
supplies should be considered for active waterfront facilities.
At active and repair berths and drydocks, cooling, flushing and
fire protection requirements may be met using nonpotable fresh
or salt water supplies. Only one nonpotable system should be
provided, and it should meet the requirements of MIL-HDBK-1025
Series. At inactive berths, salt or nonpotable water should be
used, when available, for fire protection; if not available,
supply sources or systems.
Quantity Required . Water supply plans should provide
for quantities sufficient to fulfill the Military activity's
current demands, and all reasonable future or prospective
The following criteria apply for the quality