Water for Burning Man

Stay hydrated on the Playa with a 15, 30, or 55 Gallon Drum of Purified or Alkaline Drinking Water. We also have a large variety of water bottles available for purchase, or feel free to bring your own clean containers.

RV’s welcome! Just pull up in the parking lot at the back of the store and come inside.

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: One 15 Gallon Drum or Three 5-Gallon Bottles
Two People: One 30 Gallon Drum or Six 5-Gallon Bottles
Four People: One 55 Gallon Drum or Twelve 5-Gallon Bottles

You may wish to bring more water for cooking, washing, and bathing.

Placing An Order

When you place an order for pickup online, 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.

Water Bottles

Purchasing Bottles New bottle purchases include a free fill of Purified or Alkaline Water. We offer:

BPA-Free Plastic Bottles: 2 Liter, 1 Gallon, 2 Gallon, 3 Gallon, and 5 Gallon
BPA-Free Plastic Bottles with Valves: 2 Gallon, 3 Gallon, 5 Gallon
Glass Bottles: 1/2 Gallon, 1 Gallon, 3 Gallon, and 5 Gallon
Personal Bottles: Hydro Flask, Elevated Glass, Love Bottle, Stojo

We will sanitize and fill pre-ordered bottles and have them waiting for you at the store.

Please come in through the front of the store to pickup your bottles. We will load them onto a cart to take out to your car.

If you have an RV or other large vehicle, please do not block the entrances to the stores. If there is no parking available up front, you may pull around back. However, we fill drums and RVs in back, so you may need to get creative with parking. Please do not block access for other vehicles passing through.

Fill Your Own Bottles

You are welcome to bring your own water bottles, and fill them with Alkaline or Purified Water at the store. We have 8 water bottle fill stations and 4 bottle sanitizers in-store.

It’s totally ok if your bottles are covered in Playa dust! We have a sanitizer available. But 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.

Water Drums

Purchasing a Drum 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

Planning for Transportation

Drums are extremely heavy! Make sure your vehicle can handle the weight. Place them over, or in front of, your rear axle; center them if there is nothing else of sufficient weight to provide counter balance.

30 gal drums are 20x20x31 inches and weigh 240lbs.
55 gallon drums are 24x24x35 inches and 440lbs.

Picking Up Your Drum We will load empty drums into your vehicle and fill with a hose. Please prepare an easily accessible place for them in advance of your arrival.

Follow the signs and pull up in the parking lot out back. Position your vehicle to the right or left of the door, but not directly in front of it. This will ensure there is always room for two vehicles filling, in a line, at the same time. Please do not block the entrance, and keep the ramp clear of vehicles and possessions.

We are very busy the week preceding Burning Man, and there is often a line. Please set aside at least an hour for your fill, and be courteous of other Burners by preparing your vehicle ahead of time to keep the line moving.

There is no smoking allowed behind our store.

RV Fills

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

Follow the signs and pull up in the parking lot out back. 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. If possible, face your water access toward the building, 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 an hour 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.

There is no smoking allowed behind our store.

Cancellation Policy

Pre-ordered bottles and drums are eligible for a full refund until August 12, when we make our inventory order for the event, and begin prepping for fills. Unfortunately, cancellations after August 12 will not be refunded.

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