Drinking water — essential quality standards

 

SUMMARY OF:

Directive 98/83/EC — quality of water intended for human consumption

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE DIRECTIVE?

KEY POINTS

FROM WHEN DOES THE DIRECTIVE APPLY?

It has applied since 25 December 1998. EU countries had to incorporate it into national law by 25 December 2000.

RELATED DEVELOPMENT

BACKGROUND

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* KEY TERMS

Water for human consumption: water in its original state or after treatment intended for drinking, cooking, preparing food or other domestic purposes. It may be supplied from a tap, tanker, bottle or container.

MAIN DOCUMENT

Council Directive 98/83/EC of 3 November 1998 on the quality of water intended for human consumption (OJ L 330, 5.12.1998, pp. 32-54)

Successive amendments to Directive 98/83/EC have been incorporated in to the original document. This consolidated version is of documentary value only.

last update 20.02.2017