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A special basin used for infiltration of rainwater into the groundwater. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto area
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Group: water management
Used on these elements
should not 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)


Status: approvedPage for proposal

A special basin used for infiltration of rainwater into the groundwater. The basin is normally not filled with water.

Infiltration basin on Wikipedia: "It is essentially a shallow artificial pond that is designed to infiltrate stormwater though permeable soils into the groundwater aquifer. Infiltration basins do not discharge to a surface water body under most storm conditions, but are designed with overflow structures (pipes, weirs, etc.) that operate during flood conditions."

How to map

Draw as an area area along the outline of the basin and add


See also

  • basin=detention detention basin catches storm water and allows it to drain slowly into natural waterways.
  • basin=retention retention basin catches storm water and retains it, forming an artificial pond.