Water Bottle

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Water Bottle
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WaterBottleEmpty Model.png
Water Container (empty)
Water (full)
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0.1 (empty)
0.8 (full)
Water storage
10 units
Can boil water
Item ID

A water bottle is an essential water containing item in Project Zomboid.


A water bottle will automatically satiate the player's thirst, so long as it's in the player's main inventory (i.e., not in a bag).


The contents will gradually deplete, therefore requiring to be refilled. A water bottle can be filled so long as it isn't full. To refill a water bottle, either:

  1. Right-click a water containing item in the player' inventory (e.g., cooking pot with water) and left-click "Pour into" > "Water Bottle".
  2. Right-click a water source (i.e., sink, well, rain collector, etc.) and left-click "Fill" > "Water Bottle".

Water from rivers or rain collector barrels will be tainted, causing the player to become sick. It can be boiled in a microwave oven to purify it.

After a random number of days, the waterworks will shut off, requiring the player to survive on scavenged water or what is left in cisterns and house systems.



Main article: Electrical
Product Ingredients Tools Requirements Workstation XP
Fire Bomb
WaterBottle Empty.png Empty Bottle ×1
Petrol.png Gas Can ×4 unit(s)
Rag.png Ripped Sheets ×1
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Engineer occupation
none none


The loot distributions can be found in the table(s) below.

Building/Room Container Rolls Chance
all fridge 4 1
fridge 4 1
fridge 4 1
artstore shelves 4 1
breakroom fridge 4 4
cafeteria displaycasebakery 4 8
displaycasebakery 4 8
shelves 4 1
shelves 4 2
closet crate 4 1
crate 4 1
crate 4 1
conveniencestore fridge 4 1
fridge 4 1
fridge 4 2
fridge 4 2
fridge 4 5
gasstorage crate 4 1
generalstore shelves 4 1
shelves 4 2
kitchen counter 4 8
counter 4 8



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WaterBottle Full.png WaterBottleFull
Source: ProjectZomboid\media\scripts\items_food.txt

Retrieved: Build 41.78.16
item WaterBottleFull
		DisplayName = Water Bottle,
		DisplayCategory = Water,
		Type = Drainable,
		Weight = 0.8,
		Icon = WaterBottle_Full,
		CanStoreWater = TRUE,
		FillFromDispenserSound = GetWaterFromDispenserPlasticMedium,
		FillFromTapSound = GetWaterFromTapPlasticMedium,
		IsWaterSource = TRUE,
		ReplaceOnDeplete = WaterBottleEmpty,
		ReplaceOnUseOn = WaterSource-WaterBottleFull,
		UseDelta = 0.1,
		UseWhileEquipped = FALSE,
		CustomEatSound = DrinkingFromBottlePlastic,
		StaticModel = WaterBottle,
		WorldStaticModel = WaterBottleFull,
		Tooltip = Tooltip_item_OnlyPurifyMicrowave,

WaterBottle Empty.png WaterBottleEmpty
Source: ProjectZomboid\media\scripts\items.txt

Retrieved: Build 41.78.16
item WaterBottleEmpty
	    DisplayCategory = WaterContainer,
		Weight	=	0.1,
		CanStoreWater	=	TRUE,
		Type	=	Normal,
		DisplayName	=	Empty Bottle,
		ReplaceOnUseOn	=	WaterSource-WaterBottleFull,
		Icon	=	WaterBottle_Empty,
		StaticModel = WaterBottle,
		WorldStaticModel = WaterBottleEmpty,
		Tags = EmptyPetrol,
		ReplaceTypes = PetrolSource WaterBottlePetrol;WaterSource WaterBottleFull,
		ToolTip = Tooltip_item_OnlyPurifyMicrowave,

See also