Contact with drinking water: Call for EU-wide harmonised requirements for materials & products
CEIR welcomes the review of the Drinking Water Directive (DWD): This is a unique opportunity to set up a harmonised regulatory framework setting EU-wide requirements for all products and materials in contact with drinking water.
However, the regulatory route put forward by the European Commission, namely the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), will bring only partial harmonization. It is not in our view the adequate answer for all products, including taps and valves.
CEIR calls on EU decision makers to clarify the final objective of EU drinking water policy: the development of a fully harmonized regulatory framework on materials and products in contact with drinking water. If the future Directive cannot accommodate this harmonisation, CEIR calls on EU institutions to establish a specific standalone legislation.
An EU-wide harmonised framework will benefit the safety of European consumers, while enhancing the competitiveness of the European industry and strengthening the single market.