How to refill Water Bottles in SCUM

Ward off dehydration and hyperthermia by keeping your Water Bottle filled in SCUM.

In SCUM survival is key, and one way to ensure your character’s survival is by knowing how to refill Water Bottles. This is because your character will need to drink water in order to stay hydrated in SCUM. Without water, your character will quickly succumb to a variety of ailments that can be difficult to cure, like dehydration and hyperthermia (heat stroke).

To help simplify the process, we’ve put together a quick guide on how to refill Water Bottles in SCUM!

How to Refill Water Bottles in SCUM

Water Bottles can be refilled at a variety of water sources including rivers and lakes in SCUM.
© Croteam

Before we get into how to refill Water Bottles in SCUM, you’ll first need to know how to acquire a Water Bottle. Locations where you can scavenge Water Bottles include buildings where food and water is typically found such as supermarkets, convenience stores, and gas stations. Other places to scavenge for Water Bottles include military compounds and residential areas.

Once you’ve scavenged yourself a Water Bottle, you’ll want to check to see how much water is inside. To see how full (or empty) your Water Bottle is, open up your inventory in SCUM and inspect the Water Bottle. By inspecting it, you’ll be able to see the Water Bottle’s current fill level. If this level is low, we recommend you set aside some time to refill it before it becomes entirely empty.

This is because running out of water can be a nasty surprise in SCUM, especially if your character needs a drink of water to stave off dehydration and hyperthermia. Fortunately, Water Bottles can be refilled at a variety of different water sources in SCUM including water pumps, lakes, rivers, ponds, wells, and fountains.

Be sure to keep your Water Bottles full in SCUM to avoid afflictions like dehydration and hyperthermia.
© Croteam

Note that we recommend utilizing fresh water sources whenever possible, as drinking tainted water sources can make your character incredibly ill. With your water source in sight, you’ll need to run through the following steps to refill your Water Bottle in SCUM:

  • Open your inventory and left-click the Water Bottle you wish to refill.
  • Hover over nearby water source while keeping your inventory screen open.
  • Right-click the water source and select the “Fill” option to begin refilling your Water Bottle.

As you drink from your Water Bottle in SCUM, be sure to check its fill level. In doing so, you’ll be able to strategize the best times to refill it, while also completing other survival objectives in SCUM. Stay tuned, as we’ll be posting more SCUM guides here at AllGamers! For more on SCUM, be sure to check out our previous guides including how to open cans of food in SCUM.

By reading through this guide, you should now know how to refill Water Bottles in SCUM.

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.


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