Tag:amenity=drinking_water

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Description
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 water tap.
Group: Amenity
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should not be used on ways
should not be used on areas
should not be used on relations
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Status: Approved

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 water tap.

How to Map

amenity=drinking_water

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.

Alternative Tags

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

  • 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, decorational 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.

Photo Examples

Rendering

Mapnik Food drinkingtap.p.20.png
Osmarender Osmarender drinking water.svg

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 application to collect drinking water tap photos/locations/status.