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Water for Human Consumption Directive - Quality Criteria

The Drinking Water Directive (Council Directive 98/83/EC) concerns the quality of water intended for human consumption. Its objective is to protect human health from adverse effects of any contamination of water intended for human consumption by ensuring that it is wholesome and clean.

Lead

EC / List no: 231-100-4 CAS no: 7439-92-1
Application Name
Drinking water
Maximum Threshold
10 μg/l
Part
B Part B - Chemical parameters
Restriction(s)
The parametric value for lead from five years after the entry into force of this Directive until 15 years after its entry into force is 25 μg/l
Notes
The value applies to a sample of water intended for human consumption obtained by an adequate sampling method at the tap and taken so as to be representative of a weekly average value ingested by consumers; Where appropriate the sampling and monitoring methods must be applied in a harmonised fashion to be drawn up in accordance with Article 7(4); Member States must take account of the occurrence of peak levels that may cause adverse effects on human health; For water referred to in Article 6(1)(a), (b) and (d), the value must be met, at the latest, 15 calendar years after the entry into force of this Directive; Member States must ensure that all appropriate measures are taken to reduce the concentration of lead in water intended for human consumption as much as possible during the period needed to achieve compliance with the parametric value; When implementing the measures to achieve compliance with that value Member States must progressively give priority where lead concentrations in water intended for human consumption are highest

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