Tag:waterway=water_point

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Public-images-osm logo.svg waterway = water_point
Osm element tag.svg
Description
A place to fill fresh water holding tanks of a boat.
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasuse on relations unspecified
Useful combination
Status: De facto

For places to fill a caravan fresh water holding tank, see amenity=water_point. See also harbour=water_tap or seamark:small_craft_facility:category=water_tap.

History

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".

See also

Possible Rendering

Waterway water point.svg suggested by User:Chrisana13