Environmental Health – Water Quality

clean drinking water going into a glass with ice.

Responsibilities in Water Supply and Distribution System

  • Preventive Medicine personnel use established measures for the preservation and promotion of health and the prevention of disease and injury.
  • Preventive Medicine, Environmental Health monitors Quality Assurance on data analysis of the potable water supply and distribution system on Fort Hood, Texas. IAW TBMED 576.
  • We are a liaison between Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, privately owned American Water, and Bell County Water District #1 the producer of Fort Hood purchased water.
  • Preventive Medicine, Environmental Health performs sanitary surveys annually or as warranted. IAW TBMED 576.
  • Taste, smell and water quality issues may be addressed to American Water, (254) 258-5324.

Water Trailer Inspection

Preventive Medicine Water Trailer Inspections are required every 6 months. Your unit Environmental Science Officer or Preventive Medicine Specialist can conduct this inspection. If you do not have organic Preventive Medicine assets please contact CRDAMC Environmental Health.

Routine inspections prior to use can be accomplished by your unit Field Sanitation Teams only if the trailer has a current (within 6 months) DA 5457, Potable Water Container Inspection signed by a Preventive Medicine representative. The inspections are intended to prevent a water borne illness to your unit while training. The trailer must be completely empty for the inspection.

These flyers are provided to prepare you for the inspection process. Following the guidance on these sheets will ensure your water trailer remains serviceable and available for use at all times.

Super Chlorination (flyer) of the water trailer must be performed quarterly and/or as needed. This processes sanitizes the inside of the trailer. Document the process on a Memorandum For Record or on the trailers maintenance history.

Common Replacement Parts (flyer) are sometimes difficult to research. Attached is a flyer with parts that frequently require replacement on the water trailer.

Water Trailers Flyer updated in 2012 (.pdf file format)

Water Taste and Odor Complaints

Please direct all water taste and odor complaints to the Directorate of Public Works (DPW) Helpdesk, (254) 287-2113.


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