|indicates a subtype of a fountain or drinking water fountain|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: de facto|
|Tools for this tag|
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
- Lifecycle_prefix is a standard way for adding information about the working status. Typical tags are disused:amenity=drinking_water and abandoned:amenity=drinking_water
- operational_status=* generic tag used by some mappers to give information about the operational status. Please do not use fountain=running, as the fountain is about a type of fountain.