Water for Burning Man
Stay well hydrated on the Playa with a 15, 30 or 55 Gallon Drum of Purified or Alkaline Drinking Water. RV's can fill up with tap or Purified Drinking Water in the back of the store.
Extended Hours for Burning Man:
August 18, August 20- 21: 10am – 7pm
August 22 – August 25: 9am – 9pm
August 26: Noon – 4pm
Closed Sept 1-3 for Labor Day
How Much Water?
Bring at least 1.5 gallons of water per person per day while at Black Rock. To have enough water for the entire event you should bring at minimum:
One 15 Gallon Drum for one person
One 30 Gallon Drum for two people
One 55 Gallon Drum for four people
Three 5 Gallon Water Bottles per person
You may want to bring more water for cooking, washing, and bathing.
Drum purchase includes a Purified Water fill. Upgrade to Alkaline Water for an additional fee of $1.50 per gallon.
RV & Large Container Fills Welcome! Pull around the back of the store.
Tap Water: $0.20 / gallon
Purified Water: $0.50 / gallon
Check out www.burningman.org to read about RV’s and water usage.
We have 8 water bottle fill stations and 2 bottle sanitizers in-store. Bring your own water bottles and fill them with Alkaline or Purified Water.
Or purchase a container at our store and get your first fill free. We carry:
.5, 1, 2, 3 and 5 gallon BPA-Free plastic and glass refillable bottles
Travel sports bottles from Klean Kanteen, S’well, Hydro Flask, Lifefactory and Earth-In Canteen.
We are conveniently located in the Airport Square Shopping Center on Plumb Lane, in the same shopping center as the Reno Costco.
1296 E Plumb Ln
Reno, NV 89502
24 Hour Vending
Fill up your own bottles any time, day or night, at our 24/7 self-serve water vending machine located in front of our store. Purified and Alkaline Drinking Water available. Fits 1, 2, 3 or 5 Gallon bottles. Cash ($1’s and $5’s) and coins only.
Pre-ordered bottles and drums are eligible for a full refund until August 15, when we make our inventory order for the event. Unfortunately, cancellations after August 15 can not be refunded.
Planning for Pickup
- Water is 8lbs per gallon. Be sure your vehicle can handle the weight!
- 30 gal drums are 20x20x31 inches. 55 gallon drums are 24x24x35 inches.
- We will load empty drums into your vehicle and fill with a hose. Filling takes 1 minute per 10 gallons.
- Water bottles are 40lbs each. We will prefill pre-ordered bottles ahead of time for rapid pickup.
Drum Buy Back
We will buy back drums, provided:
- They were originally purchased from our store.
- They are undamaged. External scrapes and dirt are okay.
- They must not have contained substances other than the original water. This includes no gray water.
Drum Buy Backs:
15g for $15
30g for $17.50
55g for $20
Deadline for Buy Back is two weeks from the last day of the event.
For more info about gray water disposal on the playa, please visit: www.burningman.org