TM 10-1670-280-23&P 0008 00
PARACHUTE ASSEMBLY IMMERSED IN FRESH-WATER
Any parachute, or its components, that has been immersed in a fresh-water lake, river or stream will not
require rinsing unless it has been ascertained that the water is dirty, oily or otherwise contaminated.
Procedures for handling a fresh-water immersed parachute are as follows:
1. Contaminated fresh-water. If the parachute, or its components, has been immersed in contaminated
fresh-water, rinse and dry and, if applicable, repair the item(s) using the procedures in the PARACHUTE
ASSEMBLY IMMERSED IN SALT-WATER paragraph, above.
2. Uncontaminated fresh-water. If the parachute, or its components, has been immersed in uncontaminated
fresh-water, it will be cleaned and dried as outlined in this WP. Minor discoloration of fabric items
resulting from immersion in uncontaminated fresh-water may occur. No attempt should be made to
eliminate a minor discoloration, as a slight discoloring is preferable to employing vigorous techniques that
may damage fabric. Small stains caused by petroleum products or blood will be removed using spot-
cleaning procedures outlined in this WP.
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