Political agreement on the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the quality of water intended for human consumption

The overarching objective of the recast proposal is to ensure a high level of protection of the environment and of human health from the adverse effects of contaminated drinking water.

The revision is also a result of the first-ever successful European citizens’ initiative ‘Right2Water’. The proposal aims to update water quality standards, to introduce a risk-based approach to monitoring of water, to improve the information on water quality and water services provided to consumers and to improve access to water.

In addition, the proposal also addresses the issue of materials in contact with drinking water.

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