Assuming a water fountain is unplugged, non-electric, or somehow operational without any Melachos involved (or one is swallowing rain drops), would one have any problem consuming food or liquid from an area without an Eruv (like Reshus Harabim) on Shabbos?

And does it matter if the person is stationary or moving?

Finally, does it matter if the mode of consumption involves no hands?


I believe that there is no Halachik problem with drinking in רשות הרבים (public domain). However, you cannot fill a bottle or container with water, or even carry it in your hands for more than 4 Amos.

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    Hello Yosef and welcome to MY! To increase the credibility of your claim, would you consider bringing some sources? Feb 27 '20 at 12:29

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