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Water Well
Water Well (Primitive Plus)
Stores large amounts of rain water for later use. Cannot be attached to irrigation systems.
Item slots
1/2L × 1/2W × 1 1/2H
Stack size
Spawn Command
cheat gfi WaterWell_PP 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/PrimitivePlusMod/Items/PrimalItemStructure_WaterWell.PrimalItemStructure_WaterWell'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram points
15 EP
Crafting XP
34 XP
Crafting time
Crafted in
Required stations
Resources breakdown [Expand]
120 × Lumber (Primitive Plus) Lumber (Primitive Plus)
60 × Wood Wood
10 × Wood Wood
20 × Fiber Fiber
10 × Iron Ingot (Primitive Plus) Iron Ingot (Primitive Plus)
Total Base Ingredients

The Water Well is a Structure in the Primitive+-DLC of ARK: Survival Evolved. It is a storage device for containing water. The well can hold up to 200 water. It can be filled up by connecting it to irrigation pipes and it automatically fills up during rain or snowfall. Because of this, it is extremely useful when making new extremely inland bases, or bases up on mountainsides, as long as it is not undercover from the rain.


While you can fill the Water Well using a Waterskin Waterskin, Water Jar Water Jar or Canteen Canteen, you cannot directly refill a waterskin, water jar or canteen from the well. 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.


  • The Water Well's in-game description says it cannot be attached to Irrigation systems. This is mostly untrue - the Water Well can be attached to irrigation systems, but it cannot be refilled from them. The water only flows outward from the well.
  • The Water Well is treated as a thatch structure and can be damaged by anything except non-explosive ranged attacks.