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b. Filled water cans are carried by kitchen and baggage vehicles as part of their normal loads. Wa-

ter is Water

replenished locally which has not been

wherever practicable. inspected and approved

by a medical officer or an Engineer supply detachment will be chlorinated

Corps

water

before

being

used

for

drinking

and

cooking

purposes.

When

local

sources are limited, division and operate one or more

engineers

will establish

division

water supply

points, in the vicinity of water cans are refilled.

the train bivouacs, When kitchen and

at which baggage

vehicles company ter cans

are under regimental control, the service commander is responsible for refilling wa- at the designated supply point, in accord-

ance with prescribed schedules. usually sent forward with meals.

Filled cans are Canteens are re-

filled at company mess locations; this can be expe- dited, without waste, by emptying cans into water

sterilizing bags having multiple outlets. of platoons fed by carrying parties refill

Members their can-

teens mess mess

from water containers brought to platoon locations or send their canteens to the company location to be refilled.

c. There are several expedients that may be adopted for the sterilization of water.

(1) Calcium hypochlorite is the agent normally used to sterilize water in the Lyster or water steri-

lizing bag. stance, the

One ampule (0.5 gram) of size normally used to sterilize

this sub- 36 gallons

in the water

sterilizing

canteen full

of water.

bag, may be emptied into a When the ampule is fully

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