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
sources are limited, division and operate one or more
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
bag, may be emptied into a When the ampule is fully