Water seems to be the biggest issue in the game regarding keeping a population of colonists. Read below how to use it more effectively.
Tips to Use Water More Effectively
By using a bank of 6 Automatic Asteroid Grabbers I have, amongst tons of other resources, tanks full of water made by grinding ice, which is a resource I have no shortage of. That’s a fair way before getting people arriving.
Note: This happens until you get a kitchen. With 6 miners you runs out of water constantly because it uses 10 water a cycle regardless of whether it’s making something or not.
Make a big automatic asteroid grabber farm that sorts out all the basic materials in to some basic processing. It’s really easy with solar power and grabbers to get like 20 of these things up and running and you can just AFK farm tons of resources including water.
- Farms don’t actually need water to gather and to plant, only to water, so you can have as an example two wheat farms where one does the watering other without connection to water will default to harvesting and planting. It even performs better this way than two farms having water.
- Kitchen doesn’t need water to make bread, just don’t give it any!
But personally I consider this constant consumption to be a bug, both for power and for water.