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

Country/Territory
Portugal
Document type
Legislation
Date
2023
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Original source
Diário da República, I Série, No. 161, 21 August 2023.
Subject
Water
Keyword
Water supply Potable water Water quality standards Public health Freshwater resources management Risk assessment/management
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 the day after its publicaation.
Abstract

This Decree-Law establishes the legal framework for the quality of water intended for human consumption, transposing into the national legal order: a) Directive No. 2013/51/EURATOM, of the Council of 22 October 2013, which requirements for the protection of the health of the general public with regard to radioactive substances present in water intended for human consumption; b) Directive (EU) No. 2020/2184, of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2020, on the quality of water intended for human consumption (Directive (EU) No. 2020/2184). This Decree-Law aims to protect human health from the harmful effects resulting from the contamination of water intended for human consumption, ensuring safety, cleanliness and improved access to potable water. Its application, carried out by the management entities must be based on the precautionary principle and cannot cause, directly or indirectly, any deterioration or contamination in the current quality of potable water, nor any increase in water pollution used to produce water intended for human consumption.

Full text
Portuguese
Website
diariodarepublica.pt

References - Legislation

Repeals

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

Legislation | Portugal | 2007

Keyword: Water supply, Potable water, Water quality standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX