A lot has changed since we last saw you! We closed our retail store, and our bottle fill station inside the facility is no longer in service. However, you may still fill your bottles with the same great tasting water at our 24-hour fill stations (vending machines), pre-purchase new pre-filled bottles or drums online for pickup (highly recommended!) or purchase items on location when you arrive. You may fill your RVs and drums in the back. Read below for more information.
How Much Water?
Bring at least 1.5 gallons of drinking water per person per day while at Black Rock. To have enough water for the entire event you should bring at minimum:
One Person: Minimum One 15 Gallon Drum or Three 5-Gallon Bottles
Two People: Minimum One 30 Gallon Drum or Six 5-Gallon Bottles
Four People: Minimum One 55 Gallon Drum or Twelve 5-Gallon Bottles
You may wish to bring more water for cooking, washing, and bathing.
Fill Your Own Bottles
You are welcome to bring your own water bottles, and fill them with Alkaline or Purified Water at our 24/7 Fill Stations featuring Water Vending Machines. Vending machines will fit standard water jugs up to 5 gallons in size, and square Reliance jugs.
We have two self-fill locations to serve you:
Blue Dot Water (Original Location) features self-fill bottle stations, bottle purchases, RV/Drum Fills at 1296 E Plumb Ln, Suite G, Reno, NV 89502
Great Basin Community Co-op features self-fill bottle stations only at 240 Court St, Reno, NV 89501
Ozone sterilization is automatically included with every fill. However, please be sure the interiors have not previously contained black water or other substances that may prove toxic if ingested. The sanitizer will not clean your bottles, and we do not have a place available for you to wash them.
Pre-Order Bottles and Drums
Place an order for new bottles or drums online and we will have your bottles filled and ready, or your drums sanitized and ready for filling, when you get here. Please specify your expected pickup date in the Notes section of your order, and be sure to read our Refund Policy before placing a pre-order online.
New bottle purchases include a free fill of Purified or Alkaline Water. We offer:
BPA-Free Plastic Bottles: Various sizes up to 5 Gallons
We will sanitize and fill pre-ordered bottles and have them waiting for you at the store. Please place your order online for Curbside Pickup. There is currently no inside service available.
Drum purchases include a Purified Water fill for free. Alkaline Water is available for an additional $1 per gallon.
We offer Large Water Drums: 15 Gallon, 30 Gallon, 55 Gallon
RVs are filled via hoses at the back of the store. We have Tap, Purified, or Alkaline Drinking Water available.
Tap Water: $.40 / gallon
Purified Water: $0.50 / gallon
Alkaline Water: $1.50 / gallon
Planning for Transportation
We fill drums and RVs with a hose out back. Pull up in the parking lot in the back of the store and call us when you arrive (if we are not already there). Please position your vehicle to the right or left of the door, but not directly in front of it. This will ensure there is room for two vehicles filling at the same time. Please do not block the entrance, and keep the ramp clear of vehicles and possessions. RV owners, face your water access toward the building if possible, but it’s not extremely critical. We have long hoses.
We are very busy the week preceding Burning Man, and there is often a line. Please set aside at least one to two hours for your fill, and be courteous of other Burners by preparing your vehicle ahead of time, and by knowing where your water intake is, so that we may keep the line moving.
Special Note for Water Drums
Drums are extremely heavy! Make sure your vehicle can handle the weight.
Please prepare an easily accessible place for your drums in advance of your arrival. Place drums over, or in front of, your rear axle to provide balance. This is extremely important! We will not fill drums in unsafe locations. You will be asked to clear your carefully packed belongings out of your vehicle and repack them to make space if necessary.
There is no smoking allowed behind our store. Restrooms are available.
Please see our Refund Policy before placing your order.