|Created in||Groundwater Pump|
|Used in||Concrete Mixer|
Concrete Mixer II
Concrete Mixer III
Cooled Caster II
Arc Furnace II
|Transported by||Pipe [II • III]|
Pickup • Truck
|Stored in||Fluid Storage [II]|
Fluid Module (S) [M]
Water, notably fresh water, is a natural resource obtained through pumping groundwater tables with a Groundwater Pump. It is most useful in the early game for making Concrete Slabs in the Concrete Mixer and processing Impure Copper in a Copper Electrolysis. Mid-game it is widely used for petrochemical chains and in steam power production.
Note that groundwater reserves are finite and replenished only by rainfall. It can be dumped into the ocean with a Liquid Dump, though given the abundant number of recipes requiring it and the ability of groundwater to run dry, this is not recommended in most cases.