Drinking Water: Quality, Regulations, Measurements

The Drinking Water Directive 98/83/EC on the quality of water intended for human consumption was implemented in Ireland by S.I. No. 278/2007  – European Communities (Drinking Water) (No. 2) Regulations 2007

These Regulations prescribe quality standards to be applied, and related supervision and enforcement procedures in relation to supplies of drinking water, including requirements as to sampling frequency, methods of analysis, the provision of information to consumers and related matters.

  • Section 1 – Parameters for which Methods of Analysis are specified
  • Section 2 – Parameters for which Performance Characteristics are specified
  • Section 3 – Parameters for which no Method of Analysis are specified

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