Military Deployment

Military operations require the rapid deployment of substantial numbers of personnel into areas with either no or a disrupted sanitation and sewerage infrastructure system. The FSDS basic deployable sanitation system was originally designed for use by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) in remote, non serviced or disrupted areas.

The FSDS fully satisfies the ADF’s environmental management requirement for sewage treatment systems which are required to remove nutrients, treat and dispose of sewerage wastewater that are also simple and reliable.

Royal Australian Airforce Engineers (photo left) installing a 25 person system for use by airfield ground defenders at Comoro Airfield at Dili, East Timor during the International Force East Timor (INTERFET) deployment.
See also Conference Paper “Wastewater Treatment/Disposal in Disrupted States East Timor (Military and Civilian)”.

At Comoro Airfield Security requirements prevented the use of portable toilets that required daily servicingusing sewage pump out trucks

ADF INTERFET personnel (photo right) using the system prior to the placement of hessian privacy screening.

Systems can be installed in less than 4 hours.

Disease control through safe sanitation, sewage treatment and disposal is vital to ensure force sustainability over extended periods.