The King controls the water pump. If you want water, you need to pay like everyone else.

Tapper is a water merchant for the Kings living in Freeside in 2281.

Background[edit | edit source]

He is a member of the Kings who was ordered by The King to guard their water pump.

Interactions with the player character[edit | edit source]

Interactions overview[edit | edit source]

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This character is a merchant. Sells:

Bottled water

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This character is involved in quests.

Effects of player's actions[edit | edit source]

After helping Bill Ronte in the quest High Times, the Courier can drink water directly from the pump for free.

Other interactions[edit | edit source]

Tapper takes care of the water pump installed at Freeside, but one needs to pay caps if they wish to drink from it. As an alternative, one can buy bottled water from him, as well.

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • If for some reason Tapper is killed before the quest High Times is completed, the water from the pump will become unavailable to drink without the action being considered stealing. While no Karma is lost by doing so, if any Kings witness the act, they will attack.
  • His bottled water supply restocks on Mondays and Thursdays, and he always restocks purified water x12, making him an excellent resource on Hardcore mode.
  • When buying purified water from him, his 10mm case can be taken for no charge.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Tapper appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

PCIcon pc.png Playstation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Tapper shares the same bug as Elder McNamara, Head Paladin Hardin, Scribe Ibsen and the range master, saying Antony's unique way of saying "Later." [verified]

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