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For how to create water infinitely in modern versions, see Water § Source blocks.
This page describes content that exists only in outdated versions of Java Edition. 
This feature used to be in the game, but has ever since been removed.It may or may not return in a future update.

The water spawner was a block that would repeatedly create water on each of its four orthogonal sides.



Water spawners can be broken instantly, regardless of held items.

Block Water Spawner
Hardness ?
Breaking time (secs)
Default ?

Chest loot[]

Water spawners could be found in Indev House chests in stacks of 99 in in-20100124-2, and stacks of 100 in-20100128. Prior to this, they were added to the player's inventory by default in a stack of 5.


Gears on infinite sources

As water spawners are full solid cubes, placed gears will render on their sides.

The water spawner has many visual and functional differences from normal water:

  • It is a full, solid cube block with full block collision.
  • It is completely opaque.
  • All sides use the same still water texture.

Creating liquids[]

Immediately after placement, the water spawner creates source blocks of water on each of its four orthogonal sides. If these created sources are removed, they will be regenerated after enough time.


Water spawners are deleted by sponges.

Data values[]


NameNumeric ID Form
[No displayed name]52Block & Item


May 18, 2009Notch states that a water spawner would probably be silly.
Java Edition Indev
0.3120100114Water Spawner Added water spawners.
The block is referred to as an "item spawner block".[1]
The blocks were added to allow for players to create lakes on floating maps.
20100124-2Water spawners can now be found in Indev House chests in a stack of 99.
20100128Water spawners can now be found in Indev House chests in a stack of 100.
20100129Water spawners can no longer be found in Indev House chests.
20100131Water spawners now periodically generate water around themselves even if said water was previously removed.
20100201-2Water spawners are now deleted by sponges.
Java Edition Infdev
20100624The water spawner has been removed. As the ID is now empty, it now crashes the game with a NullPointerException if a chunk containing said block is loaded or an inventory containing one opened.
20100625-2Spawner JE1 The numeric ID which water spawners used is now used by the spawner, and as such all existing water spawners will seamlessly convert into spawners instead of causing the game to crash.


Water Spawner is a removed block and as such issues relating to it cannot be fixed.


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