DESCRIBE THE PROCEDURES FOR PUMPING
WATER AND LOADING THE TANK WITH WATER
Describe the procedures for pumping water and loading the tank with water.
Given information about and illustrations of the procedures for pumping water to load the tank and
pumping water from a natural water source without loading the tank.
Demonstrate competency of the task skills and knowledge by responding to the multiple-choice
examination covering the procedures for pumping water to load the tank and pumping water from a
natural water source without loading the tank.
Learning Event 1
LOAD THE TANK FROM A WATER SOURCE
A knowledge of the correct procedures is required to load the tank from a water source properly and
without damage to the apparatus. To accomplish this operation correctly, you must know the correct
hose connections and the correct sequence of operations to perform.
Before loading the tank from a water source, perform the before-operation services described in Lesson
2, Learning Event 1.
Always use the cleanest water available. Grit or dirt in water under
pressure will damage the pump and nozzles.
LOADING WATER FROM A HYDRANT OR TANK TRUCK
The working capacity of the tank unit is 447 gallons. When water only is to be used, fill the tank to this
level. When slurry is to be added, fill the tank only to the 225-gallon level. If necessary, remove the
screen to read the tank liquid level indicator.