Directly edit water layer
The water layer should be editable.
The water layer import is outdated and frequently lakes and ponds are drawn where roads and houses now exist.
We can add hacks to WME to suppress the display of these water features in the Waze app but this is not ideal.
Unfortunately this isn't possible at the moment. Many thanks for the suggestion, and we'll update if and when the status changes for this.
Waze Communities Team
Think of this as a localization issue. Whereas in some parts of the world, topography never changes, here in the US we are constantly plowing over marshes and ponds and moving rivers to suit our building needs.
I've seen instances where a section of water on one side of the bridge doesn't show. So far it has always been the smaller section of water. That makes it appear as if the roadway is on the perimeter when in actually it isn't.
Jay Wazin commented
Either directly editable, or perhaps a form to submit a geometry file (wkt?) for staff to add or subtract from the water layer.