Materials coming into contact with drinking water
What to watch out for? : at home
When materials are in contact with drinking water, impurities can leach into the water, modifying its wholesomeness. As a result, products that involve these materials may cause a significant risk to human health or may deteriorate drinking water taste and odour. Private water systems can be affected by these risks if they are not designed, maintained or controlled in the same way than public water supplies. This guide provides advice and information for the protection of the private part of the drinking water supply network, the domestic distribution system.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Environment (European Commission) , IzVRS , KWR , Office International de l’Eau , WRc Themes: Food technology and food safety, Environment policy and protection of the environment
- Subject: directive (EU), drinking water, environmental policy, food contamination, guide, health risk, plumbing equipment, technical standard, water pollution, water protection, water supply