[Tagging] drinkable vs. drinking_water

Andrew Errington erringtona at gmail.com
Thu Jul 12 13:53:42 BST 2012

On Thu, 12 Jul 2012 21:21:34 Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> The general tag for a source of drinkable water is
> amenity=drinking_water. But in some cases you will want to subtag an
> existing OSM-object (like an amenity=fountain) with the info that the
> water is drinkable.
> Apparently our free tagging schema has led to 2 alternative keys for this:
> drinkable=yes/no can be found here:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dfountain
> drinking_water=yes/no is defined here:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:drinking_water
> The first is around 5 times more in use than the second. How shall we
> proceed in order to unify the two?

Can we introduce "potable=yes/no" and migrate both of those tags to it over 

Best wishes,


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