This location is of paramount importance to the NCR, as it is responsible for filtering the water being pumped along the giant water pipe from Lake Las Vegas, and then back into the sharecropper farms.
There are two rooms inside the pump station itself, including an office room where the Courier can find a damaged terminal that can be used as one way to initiate the quest Hard Luck Blues. The terminal requires a Science skill of at least 50 to repair the network connection. The second room is through an unlocked door, serving as a reactor room containing no interesting items.
The pump station is connected by a pipe to the east cistern, which is accessible by a western facing door. Inside is a single room containing junk items, supplies, a few bottles of Nuka-Cola, and a copy of Fixin' Things, found on the desk against the north wall, next to a broken computer terminal.
The east pump station appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.
Behind the scenes
Inside on a wall, is a poster advertising the Sierra Madre casino, the location where the add-on Dead Money takes place. It also has "DEAD" written on a cubicle wall opposite it. A poster in the opposite corner for Dean Domino and two postcards on the tack board next to the computer also reference the Dead Money add-on.
- The trigger for marking this location as visited is not at or near the door. Instead, it is between the east pump station itself and the adjacent east cistern, in the area where the pipe passes between the two buildings.[verified]
- When the Courier tries to look at the computer, the image will just be blurry and then when exiting out, all of the Courier's scoped weapons (when zooming in) will just show a computer screen. This can easily be fixed by resetting the console.[verified]
- Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide p. 315
"This location is of paramount importance to the NCR because it is responsible for filtering the water being pumped along the giant water pipe from Lake Las Vegas, and then into the sharecropper farms."