Water Bottle (Bourbon)

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Water Bottle
Empty Bottle
Water Bottle
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Empty: Water Container
Full: Water
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Empty: 0.3
Full: 0.7
Molotov Cocktail
Smashed Bottle
• Water storage
12.5 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 empty bottle is the resulting product after consuming/emptying a bottle of bourbon (or water).

The bourbon bottle is slightly better than a standard water bottle, weighing 0.7 when full and holding 12.5 units of water, in comparison to a standard bottle's 0.8 weight and 10 unit capacity


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's 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.

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.


The empty bottle can be used as a component in crafting.

Product Ingredients Tools Requirements Workstation XP
Molotov Cocktail
One of:
WhiskeyEmpty.png Empty Bottle (disambiguation) ×1
WineEmpty.png Empty Bottle (disambiguation) ×1
Wine2Empty.png Empty Bottle (disambiguation) ×1
One of:
Rag.png Ripped Sheets ×1
RagDirty.png Dirty Rag ×1
Gas Can
none none none
Smashed Bottle
One of:
WineEmpty.png Empty Bottle (disambiguation) ×1
Wine2Empty.png Empty Bottle (disambiguation) ×1
WhiskeyEmpty.png Empty Bottle (disambiguation) ×1
BeerBottle.png Empty Bottle (disambiguation) ×1
none none none none


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

Building/Room Container Rolls Chance
bar bin 4 4
garagestorage crate 4 1
crate 4 2
motelroomoccupied bin 4 1
whiskeybottling crate 4 1
crate 4 1
crate 4 2
crate 4 2
crate 4 5

Empty bottles can be found on a zombie corpse or in a garbage bins.


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Whiskey Water Full.png WhiskeyWaterFull
Source: ProjectZomboid\media\scripts\items_food.txt

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item WhiskeyWaterFull
		DisplayName = Water Bottle,
		DisplayCategory = Water,
		Type = Drainable,
		Weight = 0.7,
		Icon = Whiskey_Water_Full,
		CanStoreWater = TRUE,
		EatType = Bourbon,
		FillFromDispenserSound = GetWaterFromDispenserGlass,
		FillFromTapSound = GetWaterFromTapGlass,
		IsCookable = TRUE,
		IsWaterSource = TRUE,
		ReplaceOnDeplete = WhiskeyEmpty,
		ReplaceOnUseOn = WaterSource-WhiskeyWaterFull,
		UseDelta = 0.08,
		UseWhileEquipped = FALSE,
		CustomEatSound = DrinkingFromBottleGlass,
		StaticModel = WhiskeyBottle,
		WorldStaticModel = WhiskeyBottleGround,

WhiskeyEmpty.png WhiskeyEmpty
Source: ProjectZomboid\media\scripts\items.txt

Retrieved: Build 41.78.16
item WhiskeyEmpty
	    DisplayCategory = WaterContainer,
		Weight	=	0.3,
		CanStoreWater	=	TRUE,
		Type	=	Normal,
		DisplayName	=	Empty Bottle,
		ReplaceOnUseOn	=	WaterSource-WhiskeyWaterFull,
		Icon	=	WhiskeyEmpty,
		StaticModel = WhiskeyBottle,
		WorldStaticModel = WhiskeyBottleGround,
		Tags = EmptyPetrol,
		ReplaceTypes = PetrolSource WhiskeyPetrol;WaterSource WhiskeyWaterFull,


  • This container provides the best water-to-encumbrance ratio of any container at 17.5x.

See also