Health Services

Water Trailer Inspection and Certification

Water Trailer Inspections are required every six months. Our Environmental Science Officer or Public Health Specialist (68S) can conduct this inspection.
Routine inspections prior (monthly) to use can be accomplished by your unit’s Field Sanitation Teams only if the trailer has a current (within 6 months) DA FORM 5457, Potable Water Container Inspection signed by a Public Health representative. The inspections are intended to prevent a water-borne illness in your unit while training. The trailer must be completely empty for the inspection.  
In August 2023, Water Buffalo Day will resume. A program that ensures all units within Fort Eustis will have 100% of their Water Buffalo inspected and certified by our department. It will be held on the last Thursday of every month at 1300, bldg. 2972. Click here for directions. Ensure your container is cleaned, sanitized, and ready for inspection prior to scheduling.
Below are cleaning instructions, a certification request, and DA 5457 needed to prepare you for a Water Buffalo inspection and Certification. Following the guidance on these sheets will ensure your water trailer always remains serviceable and available for use. Super Chlorination(flyer) of the water trailer must be performed quarterly and/or as needed.

To request a Water Buffalo inspection:

  1. Click here to open the request form in your browser
  2. Download the PDF to your desktop
  3. Open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat and fill out the form (You will not be able to complete the form in the browser)
  4. Click in the 'Signature' block and digitally sign the form. You will be prompted to save the signed form.
  5. Look over the form and ensure everything is correct and click the 'Submit' button
  6. A 'Send Email' box will pop up.
  7. Ensure the 'Default Email Application' box is checked, click in the 'Remember My Choice' box (optional), and click 'Continue'
  8. An auto-populated email will appear addressed to Environmental Health and the PDF should be attached
  9. If all looks well, send the email
Additional Resources
  Water Taste and Odor Complaints
Please direct all water taste and odor complaints to the office of Public Health, Environmental Health Department at 757-314-8039

Contact Us

Bldg. 2792, Harrison loop
Newport New, VA 23604
(757) 314- 8039

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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