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Water Works is the second of the two Utilities and has the exact same statistics as Electric Company, the only difference being position. It is situated between Ventnor Avenue and Marvin Gardens. As a Utility, it has a unique rent collection system which is based off the amount rolled on the dice rather than the number of Houses or Hotels.

Rents

Water Works
Game Monopoly
Color Group Utility
Other Properties in set
Cost $150
Rent 4x Dice Roll
If 2 are owned 10x Dice Roll
Mortgage Value $75

If ONE Utility is owned, rent is 4x the amount shown on the dice when the opponent rolled, but if BOTH Utilities are owned, rent is 10x the amount shown on the dice.

Example: If you own one Utility and someone rolls a 10 to land on Water Works, they must pay you $40 (10x4). If you own both Electric Company and Water Works, rent is increased to $100 (10x10)

Summary

Just like Electric Company, Water Works is not meant to bankrupt players. With a measly top rent of $120 ($48 if one Utility is owned), there is little to no chance that this space will pose a threat during gameplay. However, Water Works can provide a steady source of income and pays for itself quickly. It is worth buying as a casual space that may generate income or as leverage for trading, but it should not be used to try and take large amounts of money from other players.

In the Mega version, there is an extra Utility called the Gas Company. When paired with Electric Company and Water Works, the owner can earn far more when a player lands on a Utility, with the highest possible rent now at $240, just $10 less than Mediterranean Avenue with a Hotel. If you are playing this version, try to get all three Utilities and enjoy the extra revenue.

Trivia

  • Water Works is the only Utility to have a realistic icon, which depicts a water faucet. Electric Company uses a crudely drawn illustration of a lightbulb.
  • Water Works is 2 spaces behind the Go to Jail space, while Electric Company is 2 spaces ahead of the Jail space.
  • Owning Water Works and Electric Company increases your rent from 4x the amount shown on the dice to 10x the amount shown on the dice. This raises your potential top rent from $48 to $120.
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