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Public-images-osm logo.svg utility = hydrant
Osm element tag.svg
Specific infrastructure dedicated to fire hydrant feeding with water from mains or pumping local network Edit or translate this description.
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areasmay be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: approvedPage for proposal


Beside main utility=water activity, you may find dedicated pipes to emergency=fire_hydrant feeding. This values is intended to make a difference between those two as it can be done on ground.
This value is only suitable for fire fighting devices pressurized or not.

This value was originally introduced to be used in combination with marker=* but sounds suitable on any feature directly involved in or dedicated to fire hydrants.


Photo Location Tagging Note
Hydrant marker, Rake Lane, Upton.jpg
UK node marker=plate
An old fire hydrant sign on the wall
French Paris hydrant marker.jpeg
France node marker=plate
operator=Eau de Paris
Those plates are currently rolled out by Eau de Paris and gives several information about a near hydrant installed at stated distances from the marker. The hydrant is fed by water main of given diameter