The EU should deliver healthy and affordable drinking water for all

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The EU’s revision of the Drinking Water Directive is the perfect opportunity to ensure that we will all have healthy and affordable drinking water now and for future generations.

EurEau is the European federation of water services. We represent drinking water and waste water operators.

Access to clean and safe drinking water is essential for our health. We provide high-quality drinking water and we want consumers to be able to trust the water they receive through their taps.

The new drinking water directive must ensure effective health protection while maintaining affordability of our water bills. More specifically, the directive should:

  • introduce a risk-based approach with clearly assigned responsibilities for the protection of drinking water resources
  • establish EU-wide hygienic requirements for materials in contact with drinking water
  • and ensure that our drinking water remains affordable for all

Health and affordability – because water matters.

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