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A place where water is contained and animals such as horses can drink. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: animals
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: approvedPage for proposal

This tag indicates places where animals can drink water, like the analogous tag amenity=drinking_water describes places for human drinking.

There are two categories of places this tag applies to:

Natural bodies of water

  • Water quality suitable for animals, so usually all flowing water that is not obviously polluted. It does not indicate a guaranteed water quality.
  • Water is accessible for animals, e.g. low banks without steep incline or other obstacles, or a shallow water area where animals may wade in to drink.

Artificial water supplies

  • fountains that also allow access to animals
  • dedicated watering places like troughs, often found in the countryside for farm use or as decorations
  • rain barrels and similar containers

Tags used in combination

name=* - Name of the watering place

Example photos

Possible rendering

Amenity watering place 20x20 svg.svg suggested by User:Chrisana13

See also

Common/possible tagging mistakes

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