Title: Trinkwasserverordnung (TrinkWV) - Drinking Water Ordinance 
Resource Type: document --> policy documents 
Country: Germany 
Year: 2001 
Availability: German version: Verordnung über die Qualität von Wasser für den menschlichen Gebrauch. Ausfertigungsdatum: 21. Mai 2001 Verkündungsfundstelle: BGBl I 2001, 959 Sachgebiet: FNA 2126-13-1 Stand: Stand: Änderung durch Art. 263 V v. 25.11.2003 I 2304 
Author 1/Producer: Federal Republic of Germany 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://bundesrecht.juris.de/bundesrecht/trinkwv_2001/  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->policy and regulatory
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Water and sanitation-->Water and sanitation
Water and sanitation-->Water and sanitation Overview
Water and sanitation-->Water supply
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
 
Long description: The Drinking Water Ordinance, which also serves to implement the EC Drinking Water Directive, was enacted on the basis of the Infection Protection Act and the Food and Utility Articles Act (LMBG). The Drinking Water Ordinance lays down specific requirements for the quality of drinking water and of water for food factories and drinking water treatment. It contains provisions on drinking water quality, obligations of operators of water supply facilities and supervision of operators by the health authorities with respect to hygiene. The Ordinance further lays down limit values for substances harmful to health (e.g. heavy metals, nitrates, organic compounds) and pathogens, and defines the scope and frequency of testing. The limit values for these substances correspond to those in the EC Drinking Water Directive and are set such that no harmful effects can be expected to result from lifelong intake. For example, the maximum permitted concentration of organic chemicals used for plant treatment and pest control is 0.1 µg/l. There is a limit of 0.5 µg/l for the sum of such active substances. The limit for nitrate in drinking water is 50 mg/l. 
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