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A plant for obtaining drinking water or process water from salt water (seawater) by reducing the salt content.
Group: water management
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: in use

A desalination plant to produce drinking water from saline or brackish water.

This tag has to be used in combination with man_made=water_works.


  • Estación Desaladora de Agua de Mar de Frontera : way 761364477

Synonym tags

man_made=desalination_plant describes this same facility type.