Water towers are large elevated water storage containers constructed for the purpose of holding a water supply at a height sufficient to pressurize a water distribution system.
Across the wasteland, they can usually be found in the vicinity of pre-War settlements. Although they have suffered 200 years of disrepair, many water towers still contain water and can be used to replenish Hit Points at the cost of a moderate amount of radiation.
The locations of water towers are spread out over the entire wasteland.
- Water Merchant district of the Hub. The water tower in the
- Megaton. On top of the water purifier in
- Montgomery County Reservoir. On the eastern side of the
- Old Olney. Near the farm in the proximity of
- Vault 101. Outside
- National Guard depot. Near the
- Minefield. On top of the hill behind
- Little Lamplight. Non drinkable, on top of the hill above the entrance to
- Fort Bannister. Non drinkable, inside
- Takoma Industrial. Non drinkable, at
- Goodsprings Cemetery. Behind the graves in the
- Camp Searchlight. On the northern side of
- Crimson Caravan main office. Behind the
- town hall in Nipton. Behind the
- Primm houses. Near the playground behind the
- Nelson. Behind the barracks in
- Concord. On the northern edge of
- West Everett Estates. One at
- Summersville. On the south side of
Behind the scenesEdit
The water towers seen in Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas are marked with the name "McLean." Apart from being a town in the general game area of the former, two nearly identical water towers exist in the real world, both of which are found in towns along Historic Route 66. One of which is in McLean, Texas and the other in McLean, Illinois.