[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Free drinking water by private entities

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Mon Oct 1 12:52:27 UTC 2018

In GB licensed premises have to provide free drinking water.


Phil (trigpoint) 

On 1 October 2018 10:11:08 BST, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
>Am Sa., 29. Sep. 2018 um 17:33 Uhr schrieb bkil <bkil.hu+Aq at gmail.com>:
>> The best visibility for both venues and people should be via OSM
>> itself. However, if we do not highlight these via specific tags, this
>> visibility may be impaired. Renderers could be enhanced to highlight
>> various tag combinations, like drinking_water on bars, restaurants,
>> etc., though that is not ideal. Verification could also be made more
>> difficult, because if I see drinking_water=yes on a pub, I need to
>> first start looking for a vending machine/fountain/tap, if not found,
>> ask for an accessible vending machine/fountain/tap from staff, if
>> don't know anything about those, then I ask whether they could
>> manually refill my container.
>I am not sure adding drinking_water on bars or pubs would do us a
>For one it might be up to the discretion of the current staff  how they
>respond to your request (and could depend whether you have already
>something there, know the barkeeper, are accompagnied by babies or
>children, the staff has a good day or not, etc.). There are also places
>that offer a drinking water tap with plastic cups or water bottles so
>can serve yourself without asking anybody. (e.g. first pillar here is
>accessible indoor fountain:
>), and this is quite different than having to ask the staff and
>on their discretion. How will it be distinguished?
>Pubs and bars usually will have opening hours, while drinking_water on
>fountain is generally accessible 24/7. This can be seen from the data
>(combination with what), but it might be safer to explicitly use
>tagging (unsure myself).

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