|man_made = drinking_fountain|
|Provides a small jet of drinking water.|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
|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.
- on Wikipedia.
- on Wikipedia.
- Fountain Drinks - Article about the first drinking fountain in London (1859) published on 99% Invisible.
- 13 Weird Moments In The History Of Water Fountains - Article by Joe Satran published on the Huffington Post.
- The Drinking Fountain Association - An association founded in 1859 to fund the installation of drinking fountains around the world and to safeguard the UK's drinking fountains.
- Articles related to the first London drinking fountain (1859) published on This Day in Water History blog.
- Drinking Water Fountains - Images of drinking water fountains published on the Heritage Group Website for the CIBSE.
- on YouTube.