Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the quality of water intended for human consumption (recast)

1. The proposal is for a recast of Council Directive 98/83/EC (the Drinking Water Directive (DWD)) on the quality of water intended for human consumption. The DWD is designed to protect people from the adverse effects of drinking contaminated water by ensuring that it is wholesome and clean. As the approach was first determined over 20 years ago, the Commission has proposed to recast (i.e. consolidate, with substantive amendments) the DWD to take account of existing and emerging pressures, and aims to ensure that people living in and visiting EU Member States can continue to enjoy high quality drinking water. The Commission also took into account the EU commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the European Citizens’ Initiative, ‘Right2Water’.

Topic  Food Standards 
Department  DEFRA 
Council Reference  5846/18 
COM Reference  COM(17)753 
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Associated file(s)


  1. 10 July 2018 Coffey-Boswell - 1 MB - pdf
  2. 10 July 2018 Coffey-Cash - 1 MB - pdf
  3. 14 May 2018 Eustice-Boswell - 3 MB - pdf
  4. 21 March 2018 Coffey-Cash - 427 KB - pdf
  5. 22 March 2018 Coffey-Cash - 396 KB - pdf
  6. 24 May 2018 Eustice -Cash - 3 MB - pdf
  7. 26 September 2018 Coffey - Boswell - 127 KB - pdf
  8. 27 March 2018 Coffey-Boswell - 561 KB - pdf
  9. 5846/18 - 925 KB - pdf
  10. 5846/18 + Add 1 - 836 KB - pdf
  11. 5846/18 + Add 2 - 406 KB - pdf
  12. 5846/18 + Add 3 - 4 MB - pdf
  13. 5846/18 + Add 4 - 461 KB - pdf
  14. 5846/18 + Add 5 - 366 KB - pdf
  15. 6 June 2018 Boswell-Coffey - 76 KB - pdf
  16. EM 5846/18 - 306 KB - pdf

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