Key:fountain

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Description
indicates a subtype of a fountain or drinking water fountain Edit or translate this description.
Group: Properties
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Wikidata
Status: de facto

The key fountain=* is used to map the subtype of fountains amenity=fountain and drinking water fountains amenity=drinking_water. With the currently documented values it is especially useful if many instances of the same type of fountain are deployed.


Common specific types

Nasone

nasone

fountain=nasone indicates a Roman style drinking water fountain. Wikipedia has some information. Please use this tag only for the exact Nasone type of drinking water fountains and not for similar or different drinking water fountains. Used in combination with amenity=drinking_water.


Toret

Toret - Monte dei capuccini

fountain=toret indicates a particular drinking water fountain style in Turin. Wikipedia has some information. Please use this tag only for the exact Toret type of drinking water fountains and not for similar or different drinking water fountains. Used in combination with amenity=drinking_water.


Roman wolf fountain

Roman wolf fountain

fountain=roman_wolf indicates a particular drinking water fountain style in Rome. It is a drinking fountain which is typical for dog parks but can also be found elsewhere. The water comes off an iron cast wolf's head and there is a small trough where animals can drink. The fountain itself is made from travertine. Please use this tag only for this exact type of drinking water fountains and not for similar or different drinking water fountains. Used in combination with amenity=drinking_water.


Common generic types

Nozzle

nozzle

fountain=nozzle indicates a nozzle where water comes out. Usually this means at high velocity. Wikipedia has some information.

Used in combination with amenity=fountain.

Bubbler

bubbler

fountain=bubbler This is a generic drinking fountain type for fountains which slightly jet the emitted water in the air for the purpose of easy drinking. It may be difficult to fill a bottle in some cases. You can use this tag for all fountains which work according to this principle, but if a more specific (sub)type is available you can use this.



drinking / drinking_fountain

Drinking fountain at the Bolsena lake in Italy

fountain=drinking or fountain=drinking_fountain indicate a generic type of drinking fountain. If your fountain can be described with a more specific tag (e.g. fountain=bubbler), you are encouraged to use the more specific type.


Splash pad

Splash pad on the Detroit Riverwalk

fountain=splash_pad indicates a splash pad or spray pool.


Mist

fountain=mist


Bottle Refill

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a bottle_refill

fountain=bottle_refill is a generic drinking fountain type which jets the emitted water downwards at lower pressure than a fountain=nozzle, intended to fill reusable drinking bottles. It may be difficult to obtain water directly in hands or mouth in some cases, due to features such as a large bottle sensor to activate the flow, or a recessed water nozzle. These seem to be increasingly common at transport, leisure and health facilities in GB. Should always have bottle=yes. If it is part of the same installation as a fountain you can drink directly from, use fountain=bubbler and bottle=yes in preference to creating multiple points.

Other values in use

See also