[Tagging] Fire hydrants vs suction_point

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Fri Aug 18 00:55:43 UTC 2017

On 17-Aug-17 07:17 PM, Viking wrote:
>> My point is suction points and fire hydrant are different but compatible things, as follow :
>> emergency=suction_point is a prefered place where to pump water in a river emergency=fire_hydrant
>> is a kind of device which may or not be present in places like suction points but in a large amount of other places.
>> This will be convenient because anyone looking for fire_hydrant will know what does it look like and if there are
>> connectors or not And anyone looking for suction_points will know if he/she have to bring appropriate stuff to get water.
>> This would be great to find a consensus on this point as to make the fire hydrant proposal better :)
>> All the best
>> Fran├žois
> We need to know if the common accepted definition of suction point is this:
> Suction points aren't devices like hydrants but are preferred places to pump water from a not pressurized water source (river, pond, well).
> Hydrant is an equipment/device and suction point is a place where you may or not find a hydrant.
> In this case the hydrant will be tagged emergency=fire_hydrant + fire_hydrant:pressure=0.
> Does the community agree?

In Australia these 'suction points' are called 'Static Water Supply'
- swimming pools, rain water tanks even air conditioning water cooling systems (if large enough) are used.

See https://www.fire.nsw.gov.au/page.php?id=319

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