Section I. GENERAL INFORMATION
Type of Manual: Unit, Direct Support, General Support Maintenance, Model Number, and Equipment Name:
ARMY MODEL ROWPU 600-1
600 GPH ROWPU TRAILER MOUNTED (Figure 11 )
MARINE CORPS MODEL ROWPU 600-3
600 GPH ROWPU SKID MOUNTED (Figure 1 2)
Purpose of Equipment:
The ROWPU purifies up to 600 gallons (2,270 liters) of drinking water per
hour from impure water, even seawater.
1-2. MAINTENANCE FORMS, RECORDS, AND REPORTS. Department of the ARMY forms and procedures
used for equipment maintenance will be those prescribed by DA PAM 738750. The Army Maintenance
Management Systems (TAMMS). USMC personnel refer to TM 47001 5/1 for equipment records and forms
13. DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATERIAL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE.
a General. When capture or abandonment Of the 600-GPH (2,270-LPH) ROWPU IS Imminent, the
responsible unit commander must make the decision to either destroy the equipment or render it inoperative
Based on this decision, orders are issued that cover the desired extent of destruction. Whatever method of
demolition is used, it is essential to destroy all vital parts of the equipment and all corresponding repair parts.
b. Demolition by Mechanical Means. Cut all hoses and flexible lines such as raw water pump hose, filter hose.
and chemical feed lines. Cut electrical wires, puncture tires, smash control panel lights, switches, gages and
parts in dense foliage, bury them in dirt or sand, or throw them into a lake, stream, well, or any other body of
d. Burning. Disconnect all hoses and any other flammable material from the unit and stack around the water
tank and pumps. Soak these items with gasoline, oil, or diesel fuel and set afire.
e. Submersion. Submerge trailer pumps, gages, fittings, and removable parts in a body of water to provide
concealment and water damage. Saltwater does greater damage to metal parts than freshwater.
1-4 PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT. Requirements for preparation for storage or shipment,
including administrative storage, are covered in Section Vl, Chapter 2, Maintenance Instructions.
c. Scattering and Concealment. Remove wheels (army), valves, and timer. Dismantle pumps, Scatter these