They have about 5 wells ready for water, with water sources available, with buckets ready but still don’t want to drink?
Tips to Prevent Death from Thirst
The only time your dwarves should be drinking water is if they’re injured and bedridden.
Otherwise, you need to rev up those stills and start cranking out booze. Growing Plump Helmets are good way to get a decent stockpile of brewable crops.
Also, anytime you make a new fort:
- Disable “Cooking” on Plump Helmets and all your alcohol!
If you don’t, and you make a kitchen, your idiot dwarves will cook up all their precious alcohol into non-drinkable food, leaving your fortress doomed to die of thirst.