The surface of New Texas is mostly made up of arid desert, except for a few smaller lakes and one area of wetlands. It also rains very little, except for the occasional thunderstorm. Aqua-Pods are extremely efficient at absorbing and retaining moisture for very long periods of time.
Aqua-Pods are therefore useful to the humanoid settlers of New Texas, since they are one of the few sources of clean freshwater on New Texas. The main human settlement of Fort Kerium farms Aqua-Pods as a water source.