DISPENSING DRINKING WATER FROM DRUM
Do not overload transport vehicle with filled drums. Filled drum weighs
4344 pounds (1974.5 kg). Check transport vehicle's weight limits before
loading with drums.
Do not tow drum if drum has been repaired. Towing drum could further
damage the drum.
Roll, tow (Ref. TM 10-8110-201-14&P) or otherwise transport filled drum to place of use.
Select a dispensing site that is as level and firm as possible.
Perform Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) (WP 0011, Table 1).
Uncover one or both adapter assemblies (Figure 8, Item 1) at either end of drum by removing dust caps
Turn handwheel (Figure 8, Item 3) all the way clockwise to close coupler valve (Figure 8, Item 4).
Dirt, dust, or foreign matter may contaminate drinking water causing
sickness or death.
Check coupler valve for dirt, dust or any foreign matter. Clean valve of dust, dirt or foreign matter or replace coupler
Install and lock a coupler valve (Figure 8, Item 4) onto one or both adapter assemblies (Figure 8, Item 1).
Check whether drum has been used with any liquid other than drinking
water. Failure to check drum could lead to sickness or death. If there
is any question about the quality of the water, do not use the drum.
Dispense drinking water from the drum by turning handwheel (Figure 8, Item 3) counterclockwise. Increase the water
flow by increasing the number of handwheel (Figure 8, Item 3) counterclockwise turns. Shut off or decrease the water
flow by turning handwheel (Figure 8, Item 3) clockwise.