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Decree-Law No. 306/2007 regulating quality of water used for human consumption.

Country/Territory
Portugal
Document type
Legislation
Date
2007
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Original source
Diário da República, I Série, No. 164, 27 August 2007, pp. 5747 – 5765.
Subject
Water
Keyword
Water supply Potable water Water quality standards
Geographical area
Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, North Atlantic, North-East Atlantic, Southern Europe
Entry into force notes
This Decree-Law enters into force on 1 January 2008.
Abstract

This Decree-Law is composed of seven Chapters divided in 41 articles and two annexes. It sets the legal regime applicable to quality of water used for human consumption. Particular attention is paid to set water quality standards and a severe control programme. Moreover, The Decree-Law regulates the sharing of responsibilities between authorities partaking the management of public supply systems. Annexe I fixes chemical and microbiological parameters and limit values; Annex II rules control procedures.

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References - Legislation

Amends

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 supply, Water quality standards, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Decree-Law No. 152/2017 amending the water quality regime for human consumption, transposing Directives No. 2013/51/EURATOM and No. 2015/1787.

Legislation | Portugal | 2017

Keyword: Potable water, Standards, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Food quality control/food safety, Water supply, Water quality standards, Freshwater resources management, Pollution control, Freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repealed by

Decree-Law No. 69/2023 establishing the legal framework for the quality of water intended for human consumption.

Legislation | Portugal | 2023

Keyword: Water supply, Potable water, Water quality standards, Public health, Freshwater resources management, Risk assessment/management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX