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Regulation No. 82 of the Minister of Social Affairs establishing Quality and control requirements and analysis methods for drinking water.

Document type
2001 (2009)
Food & nutrition, Water
Food quality control/food safety Consumer protection Water supply Potable water Water quality standards
Geographical area
Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, Northern Europe
Entry into force notes
This Regulation enters into force on 1 June 2002.

The Regulation establishes the quality and control requirements for drinking water and analysis methods for drinking water samples in order to protect human health against adverse effects of drinking water contamination. No measures shall be implemented upon water treatment which may directly or indirectly deteriorate the existing quality of drinking water or additionally contaminate the water. Drinking water is deemed to be healthy and pure, if it does not contain any micro-organisms, parasites or any other substances in such numbers or quantities which pose a potential threat to human health, and if the microbiological or chemical quality indicators do not exceed the established limit values.

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Repealed by

Water Act (2019)

Legislation | Estonia | 2019 (2023)

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