Just received this from Overstock for the house I'm having built. Can't comment on if it holds water or not, but it is a BEAUTIFUL sink!!!!!!!!!!! Huge and high quality stainless! The price was fantastic and was way under my original budget, which is great for me AND my builder!! I am so looking forward to having the house finished and the sink installed. Would definitely suggest this sink to someone. And, even though the brand wasn't mentioned, it is Kingston Brass and that company has been around for quite awhile and has a good reputation. Great sink!!! And, my 5th sink to buy for the new house!!!