|Specifies the type of utility infrastructure which a feature represents|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
Utility networks are essential components for human activities both in large cities or in country. They provide useful energy or fluids from production sites to consuming places with according pipes or cables. Utility networks usually covers both transmission and distribution activities and aren't restricted to final custommer feeding.
This key was originally used with utility markers for infrastructure such as underground gas pipelines, power cables and so on.
It sounds similar to keys like substance=* for pipelines, both substance=steam and substance=hot_water may be valid for utility=heating. The value of this key relates to a particular utility infrastructure, not a particular substance or form of energy.
These older values have been used, but the meaning is not documented and their usage sounds like out the scope of utility networks :