"One standard, one test, accepted everywhere in Europe" for materials and products in contact with drinking water

Common quality standards for drinking water products are essential for ensuring safe drinking water.

A continuous supply of hygienic drinking water to the population is a basic requirement for a modern and functional society. The materials used in the distribution systems, which are in direct contact with the drinking water on its way from the treatment facilities to the consumers, are particularly important.

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Questions & Answers on materials and products in contact with drinking water

What are products in contact with drinking water? What is the current EU regulatory framework? What are the main elements of the Commission proposal on the Recast of the Drinking Water Directive?

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Current situation

National differences in regulations, standards and testing requirements lead to high cost for industries.

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