The Watershed is a building in Necropolis inhabited by a group of super mutants. The building itself is notable for having a large water pump that provides water for the entire city, two prison cells, and a tunnel that leads to Vault 12.
The Watershed was once inhabited by ghouls, though a group of super mutants led by Harry had taken over before the Vault Dweller had visited. As a result, maintenance of the water pump became impossible, leading to it breaking. Instead, the city was forced to use the Vault 12 water chip for sustenance. If the Vault Dweller attempts to enter the Watershed, Harry will stop him. Due to his lack of intelligence, he can easily be tricked into letting you go forward, or else he will report you to Lou, his boss. Barry, Gary and Sally are the three super mutants along the hallway. Larry is the supposed guard outside and Terry protects the water rations.
The Watershed is composed of 5 buildings, from which the northern one is the most important, as the super mutants reside there. Inside the building, the mutant Harry stands guard, with some of his fellow mutants nearby. Also, in eastern part is the water pump, the prison cells and even the entrance to Vault 12.
In western building, some members of the Childen of the Cathedral reside there, who might aid the Vault Dweller for a small sum of money. The southern buildings are homes for some of the ghouls of Necropolis.
If Harry escapes and you return to the watershed some time later, three invasion mutants will be waiting outside.
The Watershed appears only in the original Fallout.