[Tagging] RFC free_water

European Water Project europeanwaterproject at gmail.com
Wed Jan 22 12:42:04 UTC 2020

Hi Paul et. al,

I would also be very supportive of this straightforward approach which
would address many of the concerns regarding an over complicated tagging
scheme covering cases that are often mandated by local legislation.

One clean solution could be the following or something similar.

drinking_water:refill_scheme = <yes/no>

Best regards,


On Wed, 22 Jan 2020 at 13:13, Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 22 Jan 2020 at 10:46, Jez Nicholson <jez.nicholson at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Yes....but (I believe that) this tag is driven by the 'refill scheme' use
>> case, which should be identifiable on-the-ground by displayed information.
>> Data could be collected by apps built by the schemes.
> For those unfamiliar with the scheme, see
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Refill_(scheme)
> Note that this is a REFILL scheme, not a "Can I have a free glass of
> water?" scheme.
> I.e., you bring your own bottle.  At participating locations you can walk
> in, not buy
> anything, and have your bottle refilled.
>> The general case of "will a retailer give me free water as a customer"
>> case is discussed to see whether it would make for a generic tag.
> And is probably over-complicating things to the point this goes nowhere.
> I think
> there is merit to mapping participants in the refill scheme and that it
> isn't
> very volatile.  All the other stuff about free glass of water, is a bottle
> provided
> (not for free, it won't be), is it a glass or carafe, etc. is volatile and
> whimsical
> (up to the owner of the establishment, depends how nicely you ask, phase of
> moon, etc.)
> If we end up with a tag for a refill scheme, I'll vote for it.  If we end
> up with an
> "All the possible ways of getting water, containers, and possible payment"
> scheme, I'll probably vote against.
> --
> Paul
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