|amenity = fountain|
|A fountain with cultural, decorational or historical significance or which serves a recreational purpose.|
|Rendering in openstreetmap-carto|
|Group: Water management|
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A fountain with cultural, decorational or historical significance or which serves a recreational purpose.
This might range from the usual fountain that you'll find in lots of city centers, up to large fountains like the Trevi Fountain in Rome that can act as a landmark and is also a tourist destination. The water of fountains tagged as amenity=fountain might not be drinkable – especially the large ornamental ones. Use drinking_water=* to specify drinkability.
- the whole construction of the fountain including walls etc.
- an area of standing water that is part of the fountain - as of October 2020 there are >5000 ways with both amenity=fountain and natural=water.
- a hull polygon enclosing all the nozzles of the fountain (like here or here).
If the fountain provides drinking water and meets the requisites for being tagged as a fountain, add an additional tag drinking_water=yes (see the tag page for more detailed tagging).
Other useful generic tags :
- name=* - The name of the fountain.
- drinking_water=yes/no - Indication whether a feature provides drinking water
- lit=yes/no - Are there lights shining on/in the fountain?
- fountain=* - A tag to indicate the subtype of the fountain
- tourism=attraction - if fountain is a tourism attraction
- natural=water - for water basin that very often surrounds fountain or is part of it
- amenity=drinking_water - Place to get "drinking water" for personal usage (hiking, spa, ...). Also used for drinking fountains.
- amenity=water_point - Place to get larger amounts of "drinking water" e.g. for caravans
- natural=spring - Water flowing out of the ground. May have a fountain build around (see Roman Bath in Bath, U.K)
- man_made=water_well - A man made excavation in the ground to gain water from an aquifer.
- Proposed_features/amenity=fountain Proposal page
- Lifecycle_prefix is a standard way for adding information about the working status. Typical tags are disused:amenity=drinking_water (no water but likely working) and abandoned:amenity=drinking_water (apparently damaged and no signs of scheduled repair)
- operational_status=* generic tag used by some mappers to give information about the operational status.