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Council Directive 98/83/EC on the quality of water intended for human consumption.

Country/Territory
European Union
Document type
Legislation
Date
1998
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Food & nutrition, Water
Keyword
Food quality control/food safety Potable water Standards Water quality standards Monitoring
Geographical area
Eastern Europe, Europe, European Union Countries, Northern Europe
Entry into force notes
This Directive shall enter into force on 25 December 1998.
Abstract

This Directive concerns the quality of water intended for human consumption. The objective of this Directive is to protect human health from the adverse effects of any contamination of water intended for human consumption by ensuring that it is wholesome and clean. Member States shall take all measures necessary to ensure that regular monitoring of the quality of water intended for human consumption is carried out, in order to check that the water available to consumers meets the requirements of

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References - Legislation

Repeals

Council Directive 80/778/EEC relating to the quality of water intended for human consumption.

Legislation | European Union | 1980 | Repealed

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Standards, Toxicity/poisoning, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Regulation No. 9 on the quality of water intended for drinking and household purposes.

Legislation | Bulgaria | 2001 (2014)

Keyword: Water supply, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Potable water, Pollution control, Water quality standards, Data collection/reporting, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Natural Mineral Water, Spring Water and Bottled Drinking Water (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 (S.S.I. No. 139 of 2003).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2003 | Repealed

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Vending, Potable water, Packaging/labelling, Mineral water

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act No. LIII of 1995 on the General Rules of Environmental Protection.

Legislation | Hungary | 1995 (2015)

Keyword: Environmental planning, EIA, Institution, Access-to-information, Soil conservation/soil improvement, Special fund, Basic legislation, Offences/penalties, Waste management, Radiation, Noise pollution, Ecosystem preservation, Precautionary principle, Liability/compensation, Education, Research, Data collection/reporting, Enforcement/compliance, Pollution control, Polluter pays principle, Sustainable development, Sustainable use

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Natural Mineral Water, Spring Water and Bottled Drinking Water (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 (S.R. No. 182 of 2003).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2003 | Repealed

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Vending, Potable water, Packaging/labelling, Mineral water

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Natural Mineral Water, Spring Water and Bottled Drinking Water (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 666 of 2003).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2003 | Repealed

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Vending, Potable water, Packaging/labelling, Mineral water

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002 (S.R. No. 331 of 2002).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2002 | Repealed

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Water supply, Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Arrêté du Gouvernement flamand portant réglementation relative à la qualité et la fourniture des eaux destinées à la consommation humaine

Legislation | Belgium | 2002

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Residues, Data collection/reporting, Water quality standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Legislative Decree No. 31 implementing Directive 98/83/EC on the quality of water intended for human consumption.

Legislation | Italy | 2001

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Standards, Access-to-information, Offences/penalties, Pollution control, Water quality standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree-Law No. 243/2001 on water quality standards used for human consumption.

Legislation | Portugal | 2001

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Standards, Water quality standards, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Arrêté du Gouvernement wallon relatif à la procédure à suivre en cas de survenance d'événement portant atteinte à la qualité de l'eau destinée à la consommation humaine.

Legislation | Belgium | 2003 | Repealed

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Standards, Early warning system/emergency intervention system, Water quality standards, Monitoring, Enforcement/compliance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Arrêté du Gouvernement wallon relatif aux valeurs paramétriques applicables aux eaux destinées à la consommation humaine.

Legislation | Belgium | 2004 | Repealed

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, MRL-maximum residue limit, Residues, Water quality standards, Monitoring, Enforcement/compliance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Décret relatif à la qualité de l'eau destinée à la consommation humaine.

Legislation | Belgium | 2002 | Repealed

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, MRL-maximum residue limit, Standards, Data collection/reporting, Offences/penalties, Water quality standards, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Natural Mineral Water, Spring Water and Bottled Drinking Water (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 3042 (W. 287) of 2003).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2003 | Repealed

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Vending, Potable water, Packaging/labelling, Mineral water

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Supply (Water Quality) (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (S.S.I. No. 207 of 2001).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2001

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Water supply, Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act to amend the Water Supply Act in relation with the Council Directive on the quality of water intended for human consumption.

Legislation | Netherlands | 2000

Keyword: Water supply, Potable water, Inspection, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 429 of 1999 amending the Decree relative to the preparation of foodstuffs and the Decree containing rules regarding source mineral waters, natural mineral waters and other packed waters and the Decree Administrative Sanctions.

Legislation | Netherlands | 1999

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Mineral water, Potable water, Standards, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Natural Mineral Waters, Spring Waters and Other Waters in Bottles or Containers) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 79 of 2005).

Legislation | Ireland | 2005 | Repealed

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Mineral water, Packaging/labelling, Standards, Potable water, Water quality standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act amending the Water Supply Act (No. 1273 of 2000).

Legislation | Denmark | 2000

Keyword: Water supply, Potable water, Water quality standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Drinking Water) Regulations, 2000 (S.I. No. 439 of 2000).

Legislation | Ireland | 2000 | Repealed

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Inland waters, Water quality standards, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree laying down potable water and warm water requirements and regulating check frequency.

Legislation | Czech Republic | 2004

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Standards, Water quality standards, Water supply, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Supply (Miscellaneous Amendments) (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 996 of 2010).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2010

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Water supply, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ministerial Decree No. ΔΥΓ2/Γ.Π. οικ 38295 amending M.D. No. Υ2/2600/2001, in compliance with Council Directive 98/83/EC.

Legislation | Greece | 2007

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Standards, Data collection/reporting, Water quality standards, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ministerial Decree No. Υ2/2600/2001on the quality of water intended for human consumption.

Legislation | Greece | 2001

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Standards, Data collection/reporting, Water quality standards, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree implementing Directive 98/83/EC on the quality of water intended for human consumption.

Legislation | Italy | 2011

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 994 (W.99) of 2010).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2010 | Repealed

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Standards, Inspection, Offences/penalties, Water supply, Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Monitoring, Enforcement/compliance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Drinking Water) (No. 2) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 278 of 2007).

Legislation | Ireland | 2007 | Repealed

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Water supply, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Inland waters, Water quality standards, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Natural Mineral Water, Spring Water and Bottled Drinking Water (Scotland) (No. 2) Regulations 2007 (S.S.I. No. 483 of 2007).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2007

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Vending, Potable water, Packaging/labelling, Mineral water, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Intended for Human Consumption Regulations, 2009 (L.N. 17 of 2009).

Legislation | Malta | 2009

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Standards, Water quality standards, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 292 on water quality and supervision of water supply systems.

Legislation | Denmark | 2014 | Repealed

Keyword: Potable water, Public water, Monitoring, Inspection, Water quality standards, Surface water, Water supply, Research, Water abstraction

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Supply Act (No. 635 of 2010).

Legislation | Denmark | 2009 (2010)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Policy/planning, Potable water, Public water, Water quality standards, Water supply

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Supply Act (No. 935 of 2009).

Legislation | Denmark | 2008 (2009)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Water supply, Public water, Water quality standards, Policy/planning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 1449 on water quality and monitoring of water supply systems.

Legislation | Denmark | 2007 | Repealed

Keyword: Potable water, Water quality standards, Monitoring, Access-to-information, Data collection/reporting, Water supply

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 1024 on water quality and supervision of water supply systems.

Legislation | Denmark | 2011 | Repealed

Keyword: Potable water, Public water, Monitoring, Inspection, Water quality standards, Surface water, Water supply, Research, Water abstraction

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on the quality of water intended for human consumption.

Legislation | Poland | 2007

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Standards, Water quality standards, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act containing new provisions in relation with the production and distribution of drinking water and the organization of public drinking water supply (Drinking Water Act, 2009).

Legislation | Netherlands | 2009

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Potable water, Basic legislation, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Standards, Water supply, Non-governmental entity

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Private Water Supplies (England) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 618 of 2016).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2016

Keyword: Potable water, Toxicity/poisoning, Food quality control/food safety, Water supply, Water quality standards, Inspection, Monitoring, Radiation, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Private Water Supplies (Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2010 (W.S.I. No. 1384 (W.123) of 2010).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2010

Keyword: Water supply, Potable water, Water quality standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Private Water Supplies (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (S.R. No. 209 of 2006).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2006

Keyword: Water supply, Potable water, Non-governmental entity, Contract/agreement, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Governmental Decree No. 201 of 2001 (X.25.) Korm. on quality standards for potable water and on rules of quality control.

Legislation | Hungary | 2001 (2013)

Keyword: Access-to-information, Authorization/permit, Consumer protection, Data collection/reporting, Monitoring, Potable water, Standards, Water quality standards, Water supply

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Private Water Supplies Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 3101 of 2009).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2009 | Repealed

Keyword: Water supply, Potable water, Non-governmental entity, Contract/agreement, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Supply (Domestic Distribution Systems) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010 (S.R. No. 157 of 2010).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2010

Keyword: Water supply, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Natural Mineral Water, Spring Water and Bottled Drinking Water (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (W.S.I. No. 748 (W.76)).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2010

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Mineral water, Standards, Inspection, Packaging/labelling, Potable water

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Private Water Supplies (Wales) Regulations 2010 (W.S.I. No. 66 (W.16) of 2010).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2010 | Repealed

Keyword: Water supply, Potable water, Non-governmental entity, Contract/agreement, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Supply Act (No. 1026 of 2008).

Legislation | Denmark | 2007 (2008)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Water supply, Water abstraction, Water quality standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Supply Act (No. 125 of 2017).

Legislation | Denmark | 2013 (2017)

Keyword: Protection of habitats, Environmental planning, Inland waters, Polluter pays principle, Pollution control, Basic legislation, Potable water, Public water, Water quality standards, Water supply, Water abstraction, Expropriation, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Public Water Supplies (Scotland) Regulations 2014 (S.S.I. No. 364 of 2014).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2014

Keyword: Potable water, Residues, Food quality control/food safety, Water supply, Monitoring, Inspection, Water quality standards, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Enforcement/compliance, Water abstraction, Water conservation zone

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ordinance amending the Drinking Water Ordinance.

Legislation | Austria | 2015

Keyword: Potable water, Food quality control/food safety, Standards, Water supply

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Natural Mineral Water, Spring Water and Bottled Drinking Water Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 (S.R. No. 365 of 2015).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2015

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Vending, Potable water, Packaging/labelling, Mineral water, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Water rights, Water quality standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Law on water for human consumption.

Legislation | Croatia | 2013

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Standards, Offences/penalties, Water quality standards, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 231 on quality requirements for environmental measurements.

Legislation | Denmark | 2014 | Repealed

Keyword: Authorization/permit, Inspection, Air quality/air pollution, Biological agents, Groundwater, Hazardous substances, Inland waters, Monitoring, Pollution control, Environmental audit, Environmental standards, Certification, Surface water, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Drinking Water Ordinance.

Legislation | Liechtenstein | 2004

Keyword: Potable water, Food quality control/food safety, Processing/handling, Court/tribunal, Dispute settlement, Enforcement/compliance, Water quality standards, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ordinance laying down requirements for water intended for human consumption and quality control of water intended for human consumption.

Legislation | Slovakia | 2006

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Standards, Water quality standards, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Arrêté royal modifiant l'arrêté royal du 14 janvier 2002 relatif à la qualité des eaux destinées à la consommation humaine qui sont conditionnées ou qui sont utilisées dans les établissements alimentaires pour la fabrication et/ou la mise dans le commerce de denrées alimentaires.

Legislation | Belgium | 2014

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Inspection, Enforcement/compliance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 1310 on water quality and supervision of water supply systems.

Legislation | Denmark | 2015

Keyword: Potable water, Public water, Monitoring, Inspection, Water quality standards, Surface water, Water supply, Research, Water abstraction

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Intended for Human Consumption (Private Supplies) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 (S.S.I. No. 282 of 2017).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2017

Keyword: Water supply, Potable water, Non-governmental entity, Monitoring, Water quality standards, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Water conservation zone

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Private Water Supplies (Wales) Regulations 2017 (W.S.I. No. 1041 (W.270 of 2017).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2017

Keyword: Potable water, Toxicity/poisoning, Food quality control/food safety, Public health, Water supply, Non-governmental entity, Contract/agreement, Monitoring, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Radiation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Private and Public Water Supplies (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (S.S.I. No. 346 of 2015).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2015

Keyword: Water supply, Potable water, Non-governmental entity, Monitoring, Water quality standards, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 1311 on quality requirements for environmental measurements.

Legislation | Denmark | 2015

Keyword: Inspection, Air quality/air pollution, Biological agents, Environmental standards, Certification, Pollution control, Environmental audit, Monitoring, Hazardous substances, Waste disposal, Surface water

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Natural Mineral Water, Spring Water and Bottled Drinking Water (Wales) Regulations 2015 (W.S.I. No. 1867 (W. 274) of 2015).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2015

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Vending, Potable water, Packaging/labelling, Mineral water, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Water rights, Water quality standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Union (Natural Mineral Waters, Spring Waters and Other Waters in Bottles or Containers) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 282 of 2016).

Legislation | Ireland | 2016

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Mineral water, Packaging/labelling, Standards, Potable water, Water abstraction

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 614 of 2016).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2016

Keyword: Pollution control, Radiation, Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Standards, Water supply, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Water quality standards, Water conservation zone, Inspection, Monitoring, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Union (Drinking Water) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 122 of 2014).

Legislation | Ireland | 2014

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Offences/penalties, Water supply, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Water quality standards, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ordinance amending Ordinance laying down requirements for water intended for human consumption and quality control of water intended for human consumption.

Legislation | Slovakia | 2015

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Standards, Water quality standards, Monitoring, Radiation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Private Water Supplies Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009 (S.R. No. 413 of 2009).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2009 | Repealed

Keyword: Water supply, Potable water, Non-governmental entity, Contract/agreement, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007 (S.R. No. 147 of 2007).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2007 | Repealed

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Water supply, Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017 (S.R. No. 212 of 2017).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2017

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Water supply, Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Inspection, Monitoring, Cleaning agents/detergents, Water conservation zone, Water quality standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2018 (W.S.I. No. 647 (W. 121) of 2018).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2018

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Water supply, Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Inspection, Monitoring, Water conservation zone, Water quality standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Private Water Supplies Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017 (S.R. No. 211 of 2017).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2017

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Water supply, Non-governmental entity, Contract/agreement, Monitoring, Radiation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on indicators and values of acceptable pollution of surface waters and waste waters, on permits to discharge waste waters into surface water and sewerage, and on sensitive areas.

Legislation | Czech Republic | 2015

Keyword: Pollution control, Effluent waste water/discharge, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Surface water, Waste domestic sources, Waste non-domestic sources, Basin/catchment/watershed, Potable water, Water quality standards, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 671 of 2017 Mandatory Harmlessness and Quality Requirements for Drinking Water, and the Procedures for Monitoring and Control Thereof

Legislation | Latvia | 2017

Keyword: Potable water, Water quality standards, Public health, Monitoring, Procedural matters, Surface water, Groundwater, Water supply, Water abstraction, Waterworks, Liability/compensation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Water Supply Act (No. 71 of 2007).

Legislation | Denmark | 1999 (2007)

Keyword: Groundwater, Surface water, Potable water, Well sinking/boreholes, Authorization/permit, Expropriation, Irrigation, Policy/planning, Data collection/reporting, Water desalination, Water supply

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Commission Directive (EU) 2015/1787 amending Annexes II and III to Council Directive 98/83/EC on the quality of water intended for human consumption.

Legislation | European Union | 2015

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Standards, Water quality standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX