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Irradiated water is a consumable item in Fallout: New Vegas.


Basically dirty water, but a more potent rad content. It adds 10 more rads than dirty water, bringing the total up to 16 rads.

Survival skill effect

SkillEffectHardcore effect
10+2 Hit Points for 5s-60 Dehydration 
20+2 Hit Points for 5s-70 Dehydration 
30+3 Hit Points for 5s-80 Dehydration 
40+3 Hit Points for 5s-90 Dehydration 
50+4 Hit Points for 5s-100 Dehydration 
60+4 Hit Points for 5s-110 Dehydration 
70+4 Hit Points for 5s-120 Dehydration 
80+5 Hit Points for 5s-130 Dehydration 
90+5 Hit Points for 5s-140 Dehydration 
100+6 Hit Points for 5s-150 Dehydration 
Note: Radiation is not affected by Survival skill level.




  • This item is quite rare, there are at maximum only 15 irradiated waters to be found in the Mojave Wasteland.
  • Irradiated water healing stacks with the other water types, drinking one bottle each of purified, dirty and irradiated water will heal three times as fast.


PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 Irradiated water will display and apply a reduction to the player character's Dehydration level while Hardcore mode is not enabled. [verified]