Proposed features/water tap

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The Feature Page for the approved proposal water_tap is located at Tag:man_made=water_tap.
Officially non-potable water tap in Frejus, France
Water tap description
water_tap
Status: Approved (active)
Proposed by: Kotya
Tagging: man_made=water_tap
Applies to: node
Definition: For all kinds of water taps
Rendered as: picture (water tap without glass)
Drafted on: 2014-09-01
RFC start: 2014-10-10
Vote start: 2014-12-30
Vote end: 2015-01-15


Proposal

This is a proposal for tagging of (publicly usable) water taps, such as those in the cities and graveyards. Water taps may provide potable and technical water, which can then be further specified with drinking_water=yes|no.

Tagging

The proposal is to introduce a man_made=water_tap tag.

It will be analogous to man_made=water_well and combinable with drinking_water=*.

It should not be used to tag fire hydrants, for which a special emergency=fire_hydrant tag is available.

Rationale

The aim of this proposal is to address issues discussed in the help site[1][2] and in the forum[3]. In summary, there is currently no way to describe a water tap providing non-drinking water.

It will also be used to tag a source of potentially potable water if potability is not known and thus amenity=drinking_water cannot be used.

This tag would supplement:

  • natural=spring Water flowing out of the ground. May have a fountain built around it (see Roman Bath in Bath, U.K)
  • man_made=water_well A man made excavation in the ground to gain water from an aquifer.
  • amenity=drinking_water Location of a tap or other source of potable drinking water
  • pump=*

Need for this tag

Currently more than 600 elements could have been marked better if this value existed:

Element Number of use cases Link
Name = Water tap 59 http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/search?q=water_tap#values
seamark:small_craft_facility:category = water_tap 24 http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/search?q=water_tap#values
Name = Tap water 13 -
Name = tap water 24 http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/search?q=water_tap#values
Name = water tap 7 http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/search?q=water_tap#values
Name = Water Tap 6 http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/search?q=water_tap#values
Tap = yes 351 http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/tap#values
Facilities = Tap water 2 http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/search?q=water_tap#values
_Descrip_ = Public water tap (not good for drinking) 7 http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/search?q=water_tap#values
yes 73 http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/harbour%3Awater_tap#values
node name = tap 49 http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/name=Tap
value = tap 6 http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/waterpoint_type#values

Voting

Note: Voting was closed on 2015-01-15 with 11 approval votes and 5 opposing votes.

If you vote against the proposal and you haven't participated in the discussion in tagging (at) openstreetmap.org, please post a message there too explaining your reasoning.

  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. I think we've had an extensive and long enough discussion to consider all points of view and allow all interested people to participate. We will discuss water quality specification separately. --Kotya (talk) 20:29, 30 December 2014 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 20:44, 30 December 2014 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. Long discussion of sub tags for tap characteristics. These are delaying the implementation of this tag. Hence this simple proposal - ignoring the discussion on characteristics (potability, height, on/off method, spigot etc) . Warin61 (talk) 22:09, 2 January 2015 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. AlaskaDave (talk) 06:22, 5 January 2015 (UTC) I would have voted earlier but wanted to avoid the "long discussion of sub tags" - this looks like a good addition.
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. JB (talk) 19:22, 5 January 2015 (UTC) (sorry for the previous message, don't know how I read the proposal… twice…)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal.Javbw (talk) 22:55, 11 January 2015 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. Fanfouer (talk) 08:39, 12 January 2015 (UTC)
  • I oppose this proposal I oppose this proposal. Your proposal started with non potable water (which is still mentionned in some sections) but now the summary speaks about drinkable=yes/no. This is confusing and enters directly in colision with the long standing tag amenity=drinking_water. Please clarify this in your descripion and even better, in the tag value itself, that it is exclusively reserved for non-drinkable water source and nothing else. --Pieren (talk) 11:01, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. I think this is well defined enough and don't quite see the collision that Pieren is pointing at, more I believe that a lot of amenity=drinking_water are actually mistagged SimonPoole (talk) 13:18, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
  • I oppose this proposal I oppose this proposal. I think this should be under "amenity" rather than "man_made". HillWithSmallFields (talk) 17:08, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. We use terms "Колонка" (google "колонка вода") and ru:водоразборная колонка for these objects in Russian language. Problem amenity/man_made is irrelevant, there no overlap with any existing tags. Xxzme (talk) 17:33, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. I think it is good that this proposal is generic (all kind of water taps) and in the man_made=* key (to avoid a conflict with the established amenity=drinking_water). There clearly is some overlap with the drinking_water tag, but at least it is compatible to tag both, and this tag allows to be more specific for a certain type of drinking water delivering feature: a tap. --Dieterdreist (talk) 23:56, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. Rafmar (talk) 23:59, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
  • I oppose this proposal I oppose this proposal. Your proposal, while I understand the reasons why you are presenting it, is not mature and in its present form only creates additional confusion. We need an overall review of water-supply related tags. --voschix (talk) 08:02, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
  • I oppose this proposal I oppose this proposal. This proposal is still a mess. This proposal does not coordinate with existing and robust drinking water mapping efforts. It's not clear what the difference between a well and a tap is: or that it matters. Is the use case finding drinking water? Flower water? With a muddy use case, the tags just create tagging confusion. -- Brycenesbitt (talk) 17:07, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
  • I oppose this proposal I oppose this proposal. The recommendation to use drinking_water=yes does not fit in with popular tags such as amenity=drinking_water and is likely to create more confusion than it solves. --Tordanik 13:05, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

References

  1. How to tag water-taps not intended for drinking-water?
  2. https://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/36443
  3. amenity=drinking_water mit drinkable=no?