In Winter, water is by snowmelt. There are 2 large stainless steel pots, which live on the woodstove for melting snow for cooking, drinking, and doing dishes southafrica-ed.com. There are other large pots for collecting snow. It is recommended that all drinking water be boiled or treated. It is easy to cool down boiled water by putting covered pots outside.
In Summer, bottled water is provided for drinking and cooking. Additional water for washing, solar shower, and dishes (if boiled or treated) is also available in large blue drums adjacent to the stairs.