2 Gallons of Water


2 Gallons of Water



Your body requires about 1.5 gallons of water per day on the playa. We organize a significant purchase for our water tank that members of the camp purchase together. We start the process by giving the water company $3000, and we have a team on the playa that dispenses this water once a day. We allocate this water in 2-gallon increments that cost $4.50 per two gallons. As a bare minimum, if you intend to participate in this group purchase, you should purchase 12 gallons for the week. We require that you use containers no smaller than 2 gallons. No one will allow you to fill up your cup or a liter bottle at the water tank. And we keep our water tank locked up as we have had people dump 100 gallons onto the playa because they fucked around a found out.

Please be aware that according to the Burning Man Organization each of us require 10.5 gallons of water over the course of the week to stay healthy. For the purposes of grey water the camp contracts with a grey water firm to remove our excess water from playa. The cost for this is $2.25 per gallon. You will be charged by the camp for all water you purchase above the 10.5 gallon amount. So, for instance, if you wish to purchase water to take showers – let’s say you get 20 gallons (that’s a lot of water to bring on playa by yourself) so the calculation for that would be $4.50 x 10 to get to 20 gallons. Then the assumption is that 9.5 gallons of that will be used for your showers and will need to be carried off playa by our vendor. That comes to 9.5 x $2.25 which equals $21.375 so your total for water altogether would be $45 + 21.375 = $66.38. After you have chosen how much water you wish to purchase as part of our group plan we will get back with you to have you cover the grey water fee. That will be a separate transaction that will be handled through Venmo, or Paypal.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask. Send a note to swingcityops@gmail.com with your question(s).