Water resource is essential in the sense that, without it, the human settlers will die in a few days.
In early game the Base depends on the aqueduct which brings water in from North Pole to , so it is important to acquire to protect its whole length asap. When Mars is sufficiently terraformed, technology can solve this vulnerability forever.
If water supply is, countdown messages (in days) will appears in the log below the Globe. The game ends in failure when the countdown reaches zero. "Water reserves will last 1 day" would be the last warning.
- Water is an absolutely necessary for our survival on the Mars. The main reserve can be found at the North Pole, from where it is transported via an aqueduct. If the supply is interrupted for more than a few days, all the humans in cryogenic sleep are going to die and our mission on Mars will fail.
[[AL:Aqueduct_Ending_(building)]] : Initial, indestructible, unbuildable
Giant Water Tank: double water production, 8 day reserves.
[[AL:Water Condensation|Water Condensation]]