|waterway = water_point|
|A place to fill fresh water holding tanks of a boat.|
|Group: Water management|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: De facto|
|Tools for this tag|
This tag was created May 2008 with description "A place to get fresh water e.g. for caravans.". A caravan tag does not belong in the waterway space, and thus the deprecation. In the meantime marine mappers picked up the tag and used it. The tag is used extensively on the UK canal system to mean "a place to fill fresh water holding tanks of a boat".
So the present meaning of the tag is "a place to fill fresh water holding tanks of a boat".
- amenity=drinking_water Place to get "drinking water" in smaller amounts for personal usage (hiking, spa, ...)
- man_made=water_tap Publicly usable water taps (though perhaps not for holding tanks).
- natural=spring Water flowing out of the ground.
- amenity=fountain A decorative water feature.
suggested by User:Chrisana13