[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - drinkable

Dave Swarthout daveswarthout at gmail.com
Thu Feb 27 10:00:31 UTC 2014

I think the term "drinkable" might be more attractive because it is so
closely related to the term "drinking_water" —  it's a logical extension of
the top level amenity tag:
amenity=drinking_water (drinkability=yes assumed)
to different water sources such as fountains, springs and water wells.

Potable is an English word derived from Latin and its meaning is perhaps
not obvious to non-native English speakers whereas drinkable doesn't suffer
as much from that limitation.


On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 2:34 PM, Bryce Nesbitt <bryce2 at obviously.com> wrote:

> "potable" seems a less ambiguous term.
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:drinking_water has tagging
> momentum.
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Dave Swarthout
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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