Water source

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A water source is any source of drinking water in RuneScape, excluding rivers. Players can collect water with a container from specific sources, which are marked with an icon (Water source map icon.png).

There are many different kinds of water sources all over RuneScape, each bearing slight differences from others.

Water is used in many cooking recipes, including pies, wine, and bread. To get water, click on a container in the inventory and then click on the water source. Alternatively, players can click on the water source and select the "Fill" option to quickly fill containers. Containers that can be filled include buckets, jugs, bowls, waterskins, vials or watering cans. Clay can also be used on a water source to create soft clay and pots of flour can be used on a water source to create dough. The player must be standing next to the water source to be able to use it.

Apart from the common water sources, members can also build a water source in their player-owned houses. With level 7 Construction, they are able to build a kitchen and a water pump in it.

Water is also used when travelling through the desert in the form of waterskins. These can be bought from players or from the guard at the Shantay Pass. The desert amulet (from the Desert achievements task set) provides two doses of water for waterskins from cacti when worn.

Quest related[edit | edit source]

Water sources close to a bank[edit | edit source]

Be aware that every week, a polar bear stays at a well as part of the Penguin Hide and Seek D&D, making the "Fill" option of water sources disappear. You can still use the well by using your containers on it.

Members[edit | edit source]

Location Image Distance (in squares walked) Notes
Meilyr district of Prifddinas 4 Closest pay-to-play water source to a bank. Must have completed Plague's End.
Menaphos Grand Exchange 6 Access to the Grand Exchange. Must have completed The Jack of Spades.
Lumbridge Castle cellar 11 Must have started the Recipe for Disaster quest
Neitiznot 12 Must have partially completed The Fremennik Isles.

Free-to-play[edit | edit source]

Location Image Distance (in squares walked) Notes
Varrock Grand Exchange 10 Closest free-to-play water sources to a bank. Access to the Grand Exchange. Fastest trip is using the south-western fountain and the western banker. No requirements.
Lumbridge furnace water trough

Lumbridge Memorial fountain

18 (furnace water trough)

17 (memorial fountain)

No requirements.
Varrock West Bank 21 No requirements.
Falador West Bank 15 The waterpump here is small and significantly harder to click than the Varrock West Bank fountain.
Edgeville 31 (well)

36 (sink)

The 31-step path to the sink has a door and a gate, the 37-step path circumvents the gate.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 8 December 2014 (Update):
    • An out-of-place icon on the minimap at the northern Lumbridge chicken farm has been moved.
  • patch 9 November 2010 (Update):
    • A water source has been added near Lumbridge's anvil.
  • patch 28 October 2008 (Update):
    • A water source has been added to the brewery at Port Phasmatys.