|amenity = drinking_water|
|A drinking water source which provides potable water for consumption.|
|Rendering in OSM Carto|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
How to map
Usually these features are open to the general public without access restrictions or fees. Thus, not every water taps in private houses shall be mapped – drinkable water from a water supply network is not a valid reason to map amenity=drinking water in every house connected to it.
Tag bottle=yes if the feature offers an easy way to fill a portable water container. Add drinking_water:refill=yes if an establishment (café, bar, etc.) participates in a water refill network – indicated by a visible sticker or sign – so you can refill a bottle free of charge.
capacity=* indicates how many people can use the feature at the same time.
indoor=* indicates whether the feature is located indor or outdoor.
- fountain=* indicates subtype and partly also style of the structure.
- man_made=drinking_fountain, also called bubbler, provides a small jet of drinking water.
- man_made=water_tap is a public access point to a centralized water distribution system, containing a valve activated by the user.
- man_made=water_well is a man made excavation in the ground to gain water from an aquifer and pump=* can be used to describe how the water is drawn
- natural=spring indicates water flowing naturally out of the ground. It may have an amenity=fountain built around it, for example see Roman Bath in Bath, U.K.
The tag drinking_water=* is used as an indication whether a physical feature provides potable water. For example a public toilet may provide drinking water, but this is not the primary purpose, thus amenity=toilets + drinking_water=yes is more appropriate than amenity=drinking_water. In order to map on a fine level of granularity, it is also acceptable to mark the individual water sources as a amenity=drinking_water, e.g. within a bigger building.
|One of the 40 "Benson Bubblers" with four drinking fountains, Portland, Oregon|
|Nasone drinking fountain, Rome, Italy|
- Proposed features/Potable Water – original proposal.
- Proposed features/water network
- Proposed features/Drinking water attributes – proposal for extension of tagging
- www.wetap.org – iOS applications (Android coming soon, it says) for collecting drinking water photos/locations/status.
- OSMBright-drinkingwater – Files to make the OSMBright theme for OpenStreetMaps show drinking water more prominently.
Common/possible tagging mistakes
- man_made=water_tap + drinking_water=no for publicly accessible water taps supplying water that is not drinkable - e.g. on cemeteries for watering plants and washing graves.
- amenity=water_point - is a place to get larger amounts of drinking water, usually for caravans, RV's, or boats.
- amenity=watering_place - is a place where animals drink water
- amenity=fountain - is a fountain for used for cultural, decoration and/or recreational purposes, and refined by fountain=* to define subtypes and sometimes also styles
- disused:amenity=drinking_water - may be used as a method of marking fountains requiring minor repair e.g. those without water. This tagging may remove them from most maps.
- abandoned:amenity=drinking_water - may be used as a method of marking fountains requiring expensive repair. Usually these have been left for some time as 'disused' before falling to 'abandoned'. This tagging may remove them from most maps.
- shop=water - for shops that sell water. Note that amenity=drinking_water, which implies no-fee access to water, is not appropriate for these shops.
- Proposed features/Village_Pump for the central, prominent pump of a village – often a landmark