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Drinking water is a place where humans can obtain potable water for consumption. Typically, the water is used for only drinking. Also known as a drinking fountain or bubbler.
Group: Amenities
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Status: ApprovedPage for proposal

Drinking water is a place where humans can obtain potable water for consumption. Typically, the water is used for only drinking. Also known as a Wikipedia-16px.png drinking fountain or bubbler.

How to Map


This tag value should be used on nodes Node that shows the source of a potable water that humans can drink from. Generally, this feature is small and located in urban environments. They may be commonly found near toilet restrooms, on school campuses, or in shopping malls. Tag bottle=yes if it offers an easy way to fill a portable water container.

Temperature aditional tags

Alternative Tags

If the feature is a water tap then use man_made=water_tap. The tag drinking_water=* is used as a indication whether a physical feature provides safe drinking water or potable water for consumption. When mapping with this tag it has a fine level of granularity, it is preferable to mark the individual water sources as a amenity=drinking_water.

For example when tagging a natural=spring that has potable water for use, tag the spring with drinking_water=yes.

See Also

  • man_made=water_tap for a water tap, add drinking_water=* to indicate safe drinking water.
  • amenity=water_point is a place to get larger amounts of drinking water, usually for caravans, RV's, or boats.
  • amenity=watering_place is a place where animals drink water
  • natural=spring is used where water flows naturally out of the ground.
    • Theses may have a fountain built around it. For example see Roman Bath in Bath, U.K.
  • amenity=fountain is a fountain for used for cultural, decoration and/or recreational purposes.
  • man_made=water_well is a man made excavation in the ground to gain water from an aquifer.
  • disused=* is used as a method of marking broken fountains. Which may remove them from most maps.
  • wetap:status=* is a single-project marking of fountains in need of repair, which leaves them on most maps.
  • bottle=* can a water bottle be easily filled here?

Photo Examples

Proposal History

External links

Drinking Water Fountain – Android application to find the nearest drinking water fountain around you. Add/Change fountains, offline mode and nice design.

www.wetap.org – Android/iOS applications for collecting drinking water photos/locations/status.

hydromap.me – Online map of California showing amenity=drinking_water nodes prominently. Uses modified OSMBright stylesheet (github).

amenity=water - If you know places with this tag, verify if it could be tagged with another tag. Automated edits are strongly discouraged unless you really know what you are doing!