The Expeditionary Water Packaging System (EWPS) provides on-site water bottling capability, eliminating transportation requirements and risks. EWPS is a completely containerized, fully automated water packaging system that fills and caps one-liter bottles with potable water for individual Soldier consumption. The EWPS features end-to-end automated production within a closed, hygienic environment.
BENEFIT TO THE SOLDIER
EWPS reduces the distribution footprint for bottled water and the causalities associated with line-haul distribution. It provides inherent safety and health benefits by reducing Soldier contamination at bulk system fill points and minimizes the cost associated with procuring and transporting bottled water.
- Fills 900 one-liter plastic bottles per hour, powered by standard military tactical generator sets
- Compatible with standard military Environmental Control Units
4QFY16: Source Selection Evaluation Board
- Milestone C Approval
- Production Contract Award
4QFY18: Production Verification Test
4QFY19: Type Classification
1QFY20: Fielding of one system to Army Prepositioned Stock