Talk:Proposed features/Fire water well

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No need of a new tag

For water wells, if they do not contain a pump, they are suction points and should be tagged emergency=suction_point. If they contain a pump that supplies pressurized water, they are fire hydrants and should be tagged emergency=fire_hydrant. Other tags like fire_hydrant:pressure=*, fire_hydrant:flow_capacity=*, fire_hydrant:couplings_type=* will describe them better. If we want we can refine emergency=suction_point to describe the water level below the ground, the water source (stream/pond/well), couplings and so on.
We have already too many confusing emergency tags. We need to refine the existing ones rather than creating new similar tags. --Viking81 (talk) 23:19, 15 August 2017 (UTC)

The more I thinking about my proposal and discussing it, the more I agree. Beside the point that a well with pump is not a hydrant. I will clarify it soon. --MoritzM (talk) 14:20, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
Not exactly. Hydrants that serve factories or shopping centers often are not connected to the public water main: instead they are connected to a private local water network fed by pumps that suck water from the ground. So these local water networks and their hydrants are fed by what we can call water wells.
The fundamental distinction for firefighters is: hydrants provide pressurized water; suction points provide water but you need your pump and equipment to suck it out.
Anyway, try to explain benefits of this new tag, if you want to add it. --Viking81 (talk) 22:13, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

fire_hydrant:type=pond?

Isn't this the same as fire_hydrant:type=pond? The pond type is for not pressurized water (and fire_hydrant:type=pond looks the same as emergency:suction_point and the same as your proposition), or I'm missing something?