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The Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2018 (SI 2018/647)

27 June 2018

Comes into force: 15th June 2018

Mini Summary 

These Regulations supplement Chapter III (Water Supply) of the Water Industry Act 1991 and revoke and replace the Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2010.
They are primarily concerned with the quality of water supplied by water undertakers whose areas are wholly or mainly in Wales for drinking, washing, cooking and food preparation, and for food production.
These Regulations implement Council Directive 98/83/EC on the quality of water intended for human consumption. Their purpose is to protect human health from the adverse effects of any contamination of water intended for human consumption by ensuring it is wholesome and clean. They also implement Council Directive 2013/51/Euratom laying down requirements for the protection of the health of the general public with regard to radioactive substances in water intended for human consumption.

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