Accession Number:

ADA478319

Title:

Audit of Potable and Nonpotable Water in Iraq

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-03-07

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

Audit of Potable and Nonportable Water in Iraq Objective. The overall objective of the audit was to determine whether the processes for providing potable and nonpotable water to U.S. forces in Iraq were adequate. We conducted the audit at the request of Senator Byron L. Dorgan, Chairman of the Democratic Policy Committee. Specifically, Senator Dorgan requested that we review an alleged failure of the contractor, Kellogg, Brown, and Koot KBK, to provide safe nonpotable water to U.S. forces in Iraq. Because the processes for providing potable and nonpotable water overlapped, we expanded the audit scope to include the processes for both. We performed audit work in Iraq and the continental United States from September 2006 thrnugh November 2007 in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards. The scope of the audit covered water operations in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom from January 1, 2004, through December 31, 2006 According to documentation provided by KBR and the Multinational C6rps-Iraq MNC-I Preventive Medicine office, as of February 25, 2007 there were 59 U.S. water production treatment sites in Iraq composed of 37 sites operated by contractors and 22 sites operated by the U.S. military. We judgmentalty selected and visited six sites four operated by U.S. contractors and two operated by the U.S military. We reviewed water production operations and associated records at Camp Ar Ramadi, Camp Ali, Camp Q-West, Logistical Support Area LSA Aaeonda, Camp Liberty, and Camp Victory. The six sites provided water for about 56,000 U.S. forces. The selected locations were all under the cominand and control of the Multinational Force Iraq MNF-I with operational control provided by MNC-I.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE