[Talk-GB] elsan_points

Bryce Nesbitt bryce2 at obviously.com
Tue Apr 21 17:08:03 UTC 2015


> Malcome Herring wrote:

Waterside facilities provided by C&RT (previously known as British
> Waterways Board - BWB) are accessed by use of a key issued to all waterway
> license holders. Chemical toilet emptying points are usually within these
> facilities. Pump-out stations, on the other hand, are necessarily outside &
> usage is controlled by pre-paid charge cards which activate the pump.


Are what's presently tagged "elsan_point" *both* walk up toilets *and* CDP
chemical holding tank emptying points?
And do they welcome waste originating from Elsan-based motorhomes as well
as canal boats?


In tagging form does this represent a typical station?

 amenity=toilets
 network=C&RT
 access=key
 toilets:disposal={flush/chemical/pitlatrine}
    +
 waterway=sanitary_dump_station
 sanitary_dump_station:basin=yes
 network=C&RT
 access=key

Also note that based on feedback from a German tagger, the "cassette" tag
name changed to "basin".



Marine pumpouts of course are separate:

 waterway=sanitary_dump_station
 payment:crt_prepaid:yes
 payment:cash=no
 sanitary_dump_station:pump-out=yes
 sanitary_dump_station:rinse_water=yes
 seamark:small_craft_facility:category = water;pump-out
 note=Self service prohibited, see Marina attendant


Note that *"porta-potty" *is also a trade name, which has also become a
generic like Hoover, Xerox and Crescent Wrench.  In the USA it refers only
to the walk up toilets.
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