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Drinking water quality

Published Monday, January 1, 1990

This POSTnote describes the basis of current standards and highlights some of the issues relating to the provision of safe drinking water. POSTnote 8. POST. 1990.

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The European Commission announced in September its intention to take the UK to the European Court for alleged breaches of the EEC directive on drinking water quality. One complaint is procedural, but others concern levels of contaminants that exceed permitted limits.

This POSTnote describes the basis of current standards and highlights some of the issues relating to the provision of safe drinking water.

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Topics: Water, Water industry

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