[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Water tap

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Tue Nov 18 10:46:51 UTC 2014


2014-11-18 11:25 GMT+01:00 Elena ``of Valhalla'' <elena.valhalla at gmail.com>:

> * can be drinked after filtering
> * can be drinked after boling / sterilizing
> * too contaminated for easy treatment
>


yes, the kind of contamination could matter (biological / chemical /
radioactive) in some (IMHO rare) cases. Chemical contamination will
typically be divided into anorganic (Cu, As, Mg, Pb, Hg, ... basically
everything that isn't based on carbon) and organic (pesticides, herbicides,
solvents, gasoline...) substances. Of course the concentration will also
matter (you'll always find something, the question will be how much and how
much of a certain substance/organism is tolerable for an adult, an infant
or a pregnant woman). But most people will not be able to use these
informations properly even if they were available in detail ;-). And we
will not be able to keep them current. In the end, we are a map, not a
water monitoring association.

contamination:biological=yes
contamination:anorganic=...

"could be drunk after filtering": I guess almost everything can be
filtered/decontaminated with adequate equipment, time and if money and
energy are not an issue ;-)
You'll need different filters for different kinds of contamination btw. ;-)

cheers,
Martin
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