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Public-images-osm logo.svg emergency = water_tank
Fire-fighting-facility node-248859531.jpg
A large water basin or tank for a fire department to take water Edit or translate this description.
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A large water basin or tank for a fire department to take water. It is designed to get fast access to water for extinguishing fires whenever the water pipes are not adequate and no natural water is close by.

Possible Rendering

Emergency water tank.svg suggested by User:Chrisana13


+ water_tank:volume=50000 l
+ man_made=reservoir_covered


+ man_made=storage_tank
+ content=water

The page for emergency=fire_hydrant and the one for emergency=water_tank have declared different default units for water_tank:volume in the past; it is therefore perhaps preferable to always explicitly specify a unit.

Also add a general tag for the reservoir or storage tank as appropriate:

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