Some species don't need surface water (example quail) but will use it if available. Most wildlife will benefit from providing water.
- Bird bath
- Troughs help green vegetation in dry spells. Provides bugs for food, but they may provide a haven for snakes and other unwelcome visitors like skunks.
- Trickling hoses use minimal water, but have great benefit
- Windmill with a standpipe overflow to surface tank