Water is a hot commodity in the desert town of Sandrock, unsurprisingly. All your machines run on water, so securing a reliable source is very important to your career as a Builder. Here is how to get water in My Time at Sandrock.
What is water used for in My Time at Sandrock?
Water is an important resource in My Time at Sandrock, as it is used to power all your production machines, like the Recycler, Processor, Furnace, and so on. Machines run off of the water stored in your Water Tank, and if it runs dry, your machines stop until their thirsts are quenched.
Considering Sandrock is in the middle of a vast desert and the only nearby source of water is the town’s oasis, it’s not hard to imagine why water is so valuable around these parts. The town’s motto is literally “Conserve water!”, in case you had any doubts about how serious they take water.
How to get more water in My Time at Sandrock
You can craft barrels of water at your Worktable using 10 Dew. Dew is collected randomly by foraging plants and herbs, chopping logs, and mining rocks. This is your only source of water early on, so make sure that you’re using some of your daily stamina for resource gathering.
You use up more water as you build more machines, so you probably need another source of water. You can purchase water from Sandrock’s own water tower at the Water World store, located near the oasis. Water World is run by Burgess, a local member of the church.
Buying water from Water World is fine, but it quickly burns a hole in your pocket if you don’t supplement it with your own water gathering. Thankfully, one of the blueprints you can learn at Qi’s research center is the Dew Collector, which requires 8 Data Discs to unlock. Prioritize this early on, since you need as much water as you can get.
The Dew Collector catches moisture in the air to create Dew, gathering the most during the early and late hours of the day. Be careful, as uncollected Dew evaporates over time, so don’t forget to check your Dew Collectors. The best times to check are when you wake up and before you go to sleep.
Eventually, an upgraded version of the Dew Collector, aptly named the Super Dew Collector, becomes available for research. It costs 18 Data Discs to unlock, but the greatly increased Dew generation is worth it.
We hope this guide helps you get rid of your water supply problems in the dry town of Sandrock. If you have any other questions or tips to share about water in My Time at Sandrock, let us know in the comments below. Be sure to also check out our dedicated guide section for My Time at Sandrock.
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