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Structure with a water tank at an altitude to increase pressure in water network Edit or translate this description.
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Group: Man made
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on 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.

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