|man_made = drinking_fountain|
|Provides a small jet of drinking water.|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
Warningǃ This is not (yet?) an established feature, as it is almost not used. Consider it a proposed feature. Most drinking fountains are tagged as amenity=drinking_water probably because there was no proper tag describing the device before.
The construction and operation of the is significantly different from the ordinary common .
The first Drinking fountain were created in the middle of the 19th century and were a huge step forward for public health in time when most people did not have access to water in their homes. Nowadays you can usually drink water directly from a drinking fountain, trusting it completely.
How to map
- operator=* The operator of the drinking fountain.
- name=* The name of the drinking fountain if it has.
- disused:man_made=drinking_fountain To indicate that the drinking fountain is disused.
Tags describing the water quality are usually not required as it is usually safe (potable). Only tag cases where there is some indication that the water is unsafe, the OSM default assumes that it is safe.
- man_made=water_tap A man made water tap to obtain water, easy filling of containers.
- man_made=water_well A man made excavation in the ground to gain water from an aquifer.
- amenity=water_point, waterway=water_point, amenity=drinking_water for location of a source of potable water
Please note that the tag amenity=drinking_water was the first tag describing access to potable water. It fails to describe the method used to access the water. Better to use a more specific tag such as man_made=water_tap, man_made=water_well.
- - drinking fountain Wikipedia article
- - list of drinking fountains in the United States
- http://www.drinkingfountains.org/ - The Drinking Fountain Association
- https://thisdayinwaterhistory.wordpress.com/tag/water-fountain/ - First London Drinking Fountain 1859.
- http://www.hevac-heritage.org/items_of_interest/public_health/drinking_fountains/drinking_fountains.htm - Drinking Water * https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKMK0nbYJV0 - A Guide to drinking Fountains in Rome (Nasoni)