Metal Water Reservoir

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Metal Water Reservoir
Metal Water Reservoir.png

Attach this to pipes to store rain, irrigation, or manually deposited water for later use. Will automatically irrigate nearby crops if attached to a tap. Stores a large amount of water!

Item slots
Decay time
Stack size
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 308 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Pipes/PrimalItemStructure_WaterTankMetal.PrimalItemStructure_WaterTankMetal'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram points
20 EP
Crafting XP
6 XP
Required stations

The Metal Water Reservoir is standing storage device for containing water. The upgraded version of  Water Reservoir. This reservoir has a 3X higher durability and 2.5X higher storage capacity than the plain version. It will act as a temporary water source in case the irrigation network's normal water source is compromised in some way.

The reservoir can hold up to 500 water. It can be filled up by connecting it to irrigation pipes and it fills very slowly from condensation at all times. It fills much more rapidly during rain or snowfall.


While you can fill the Water Reservoir using a  Waterskin,  Water Jar,  Canteen or  Tek Canteen, you cannot directly refill a waterskin, water jar or canteen from the reservoir. Connect a tap to a pipe that the water tank is connected to. The water will flow out of the tap to drink from or to fill waterskins or jars.

They can be filled up by condensed water without the use of rain or snow. Making it, in huge numbers, useful placement for Scorched Earth and Aberration (needs to be confirmed), seeing there is no rain on these maps, making it a water creating system without connected water.


In  ARK: Survival Ascended it act like water pipes providing water in a range of 3000 Unreal Engine units (10 foundation units) and linking in a range of 10000 units (~33 foundation units).

In  ARK: Survival Evolved the Metal Water Reservoir can be snapped to any Metal Irritation Pipe (Straight, Inclined, Vertical, Intersection) or Stone Irritation Pipe (Straight, Inclined, Vertical, Intersection).

Since it needs to be placed upon a pipe, it cannot be used on rafts.

For more informations about irrigation mechanics, read here: Irrigation.


  • Metal Water Reservoir cannot be filled by a water pipe which intake source is a  Water Well.
  • As the reservoir is placed on top of pipes, keep in mind that destruction of the pipe to which the tank is attached will also lead to destruction of the reservoir.
  • The reservoir can not be placed on platform saddles or rafts, as it requires connection to water pipes.

Painting and Color Regions

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The Metal Water Reservoir is not currently paint-able, however this object may be re-mapped to include paint regions in a future update.

For more information on Paint Regions and how to use them, please view the Blue Coloring.png Dye,  Paintbrush, or  Spray Painter pages.


Patch  ARK: Survival Evolved Changes
178.0 Metal Water Reservoir is added to the game.
186.2 Metal Water Tank is now buildable again.