Delivering Mission-Critical Water Systems

Leading supplier of customized field hospital water systems is offering a potable and wastewater distribution solution for use in any mobile, combat environment.

By John Hodges, Vice President, Fort Defiance Industries

From Combat & Casualty Care , Q4 Winter 2021


For more than fifteen years, Fort Defiance Industries (FDI) has provided American-made water system components to the U.S. military and has now become the preferred vendor for newly designed Army field hospitals. FDI is also working with the Navy on water systems for new naval field hospitals.

Military-Grade Quality

FDI water systems are built to U.S. military standards and are NSF-61 compliant. Each system is a group of assemblies whose components form a pressurized potable water distribution and wastewater management system for field use. They deliver potable water to all types of hospital wards including intensive care, intermediate care, pre-op, central materiel supply, pharmacy, x-ray, blood laboratory, laboratory, emergency medical treatment, and dental clinics. In addition, the systems allow for distribution and collection of waste water from these same areas.

Custom Configurable

Each water system includes pumps, chlorination, storage tanks, and cold weather protection, with optional lay-flat discharge hoses offering a significant logistical advantage with low cube and weight. The end-user is supplied with quick disconnect fittings for rapid assembly and disassembly. Parts are identified with laser-etched part numbers and NSNs, making system design and ordering simple. Each water system is kitted to the customer’s specifications and delivered in their preferred containers to ease the logistical burden.

Multi-Mission Ready

FDI’s field water systems are tested and field-proven to ensure consistent performance in various austere environments, and can be customized to serve a wide range of applications. Whether an armed forces endeavor or humanitarian aid effort, FDI’s water systems are designed to efficiently manage potable water and wastewater throughout the operational lifecycle.

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