I don’t know outside Spain, but in Spain we have two types of water points. “Boca de Incendios” or “hydrant” used by the fire department that is tagged with emergency=fire_hydrant and “Boca de Riego” that is also a water point but used to water the plants by the municipal gardeners, this water points are not mean to be used by firefighters because the hose don’t fit and the pressure is not enough, but in very very need situation can be used.
My question is if there is a proper tag for “Bocas de Riego” or we should create a tag for Spain.
No, is not, is something quite similar to fire hydrants (location, color, accés,…)
but only accessible by municipal gardeners to water parks, trees or whatever and cleaning services to clean the street. Is not designated to be used by Firefighters, but in case of emergency, something is better than nothing. So is not a fire_hydrant but is useful for firefighters to know where are these types of hydrants. Amenity=hydrant would be perfect but is deprecated.
The Spanish community is in favour of creating a new label or use:
I would prefer the first suggestion. A separate tag definitely makes sense, but for such a specific purpose the usage will be very low. That would be like tagging a “waterway=levada” in Madeira and a “waterway=waal” in South Tyrol, “waterway=wuhl” in the Black Forest or “waterway=faladsch” in oman. Everything is somehow the same, but still regionally different. It remains a water point, without drinking water and only with private access. And that’s how I would tag it.
from these I’d prefer the first and third as they do not require to redefine an existing tag. I somehow agree that amenity=water_point is not perfect as it doesn’t clearly communicate on its own that it is only for drinking water, but that’s what it is