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Public-images-osm logo.svg man_made = water_tower
Lanstroper Ei IMGP8117.jpg
Structure with a water tank at an altitude to increase pressure in water network Show/edit corresponding data item.
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Group: man made
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: de factoPage for proposal

A water tower is a structure which contains a water tank at an altitude. Water is pumped up to increase pressure in the network.

How to map

Set a node at the center of the feature or draw an area along its outline. Tag it with man_made=water_tower and name=*.

Useful combinations

Water towers out of operation
Tag Description
disused:man_made=water_tower The external architecture is preserved, the interior is used for a different purpose e.g. living, cafe, museum, planetarium etc.
man_made=water_tower + disused=yes The water tower is no longer used for storing water.
man_made=water_tower + disused:railway=water_tower Railway water towers out of operation.

See also