U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency

Resource: Water Purification Team (USACE Emergency Water Teams)
Category: Public Works and Engineering (ESF #3)
Kind: Team
Minimum Capabilities (Component) Minimum Capabilities
(Metric)
Type I Type II Type III Type IV Other
Team Personnel  

ESF Action Officer (AO)

Mission Manager

Mission Specialist

Logistics Manager

Contract Specialist
Description  

Coordinates the mission requirements on all levels with FEMA, State, local, and other ESF elements to determine scope of mission; Is the USACE liaison with FEMA, DFO, and ERRO, and provides tasking to the ERRO/District; Works with Mission Manager to ensure actions are accomplished

Serves as the Project Manager for mission execution and is responsible for team coordination and timely procurement and delivery of water to all staging areas and distribution sites; Prepares scopes of work, cost estimates, schedule and tracking of water deliveries, and upward reporting

Works with the ERRO and assists the Mission Manager, while serving as the MM backup (same relative duties)

Works at the staging operations area and provides support for the MM; Responsible for receiving, inventory management, and distribution of emergency water in coordination with the MM; Ensures the quality control and accounting necessary for upward reporting and contractor payments; Provides status reports of deliveries and inventories

Works for the Chief of the Contracting Division of the supported District and ERRO, and contract support to the MM; Responsible for all contracting for the procurement, transportation, storage, security, testing, and distribution of water during emergency operations; Provides copies of all ACI Contract actions and delivery orders
Training or Requirements  

Must have full knowledge of the Federal Response Plan, FEMA operations, PL 84-99 authorities, and operational dynamics of a DFO

Must be familiar with the procurement process and able to communicate mission requirements to contracting, resource management, emergency management, and other impacted districts; Trained and fully knowledgeable of the current ACI Water Contract, and familiar with the ENGLink Interactive and the preparation of SITREPS, CEFMS, and the PR&C process (requires an alternate to be designated)

Must be familiar with the procurement process and able to communicate mission requirements to contracting, resource management, emergency management, and other impacted districts; Trained and fully knowledgeable of the current ACI Water Contract, and familiar with the ENGLink Interactive and the preparation of SITREPS, CEFMS, and the PR&C process (requires an alternate to be designated)

Must possess special training for receiving and accountability process; Must be able to effectively work with emergency managers to solicit support for Logistics PRT (requires an alternate person be designated)

Must be able to act as liaison between Water PRT and the Contracting Division of supported District, while scoping contract requirements for mission execution and procurement; Must be fully knowledgeable of the current ACI Water Contract, delivery orders, preparing sealed bids, negotiate actions, simplified acquisition procedures, and must be proficient in the Standard Procurement System, Procurement Desktop Defense, and CEFMS
Crew Availability   Deployed for 30-day rotations, with a 3- to 5-day transition period between consecutive missions; Average missions last
2-3 weeks
Deployed for 30-day rotations, with a 3- to
5-day transition period between consecutive missions; Average missions last 2-3 weeks
Deployed for 30-day rotations, with a 3- to 5-day transition period between consecutive missions; Average missions last
2-3 weeks (nightshift availability if required)
Deployed for 30-day rotations, with a
3- to 5-day transition period between consecutive missions; Average missions last
2-3 weeks; multiple deployments required (nightshift availability if required)
Deployed for
30-day rotations, with a 3- to 5-day transition period between consecutive missions; Average missions last
2-3 weeks
Water Sources ACI Water Contract Commercial Water Sources Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Units (ROWPUs)      
Description  

A service and supply contract which can be used to provide bottled and bulk water:

Area of Coverage:
Continental U.S. (CONUS) and Outside Continental U.S. (OCONUS)
Time Requirement:
Within 24 hours
Bottle Size: 12 ounce to 1.5 liter
Conversion Factor:
1 gallon = 3.79 liters
Price: 0.38/liter for CONUS
Bulk Water: Scope and cost to be negotiated based on water source and transportation method

Commercial water sources can be located by contacting the International Bottled Water Association Able to purify 3,000 gallons of potable water an hour; Detachments are typically equipped with a 2-million-gallon storage capability to pump this water approximately 20 miles    
Water Distribution Recommendation (Note: emergency water is for drinking purposes only, and initial distributions should be based on 1 gallon/ person per day and limited to no more than 2 days supply per visit to ensure all residents have minimum amount for survival) 1 gallon/person per day        

Comments:

USACE – Emergency Water Team Staffing is designed to provide the minimum number of personnel to effectively manage and support the execution of the water mission in concert with the responding Emergency Response and Recovery Office command and control structure. The team configuration is designed to staff the three operational functions required to execute a major Federal Response Plan mission: Emergency Support Function #3 (Public Works and Engineering) element at the Disaster Field Office, Emergency Response and Recovery Office, and the Staging Operations area(s).The preferred method of providing water to disaster victims is by bottled water because the containers are usually stronger and easier to carry, and reduce opportunity for disease transmission as the water is consumed in a shorter period of time.



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