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The European directive that ensures clean drinking water

At the end of last year, the European Parliament had formally adopted the revised Drinking Water Directive about the quality of water intended for human consumption. The objective of this Directive is to protect human health from harmful effects of any water contamination that is intended for human consumption by ensuring that it is wholesome and clean, and free from any micro-organisms, parasites or any substances that may be a potential danger to human health.

The Drinking Water Directive will apply to all distribution systems that serve more than 50 people, but also to those that serve less than 50 people, to drinking water from tankers, in bottles or containers, and water used in the industry of food-processing. In addition, food business operators that have their own source of water should be able to be exempted from this Directive but also comply with relevant obligations.

The Directive has entered into force on January 12, 2021 while the Member States will have two years to transpose it into national legislation.

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