Materials in contact with Drinking Water
Legislative requirements in relation to substances used in materials (e.g. pipes, pumps, valves, etc) in contact with drinking water are set in the new Drinking Water Directive (EU) 2020/2184 (DWD). The provisions in Article 11 sets the basis for the establishment of an EU harmonized positive list for starting substances, compositions or constituents to be authorised for use in the manufacture of materials or products in contact with water intended for human consumption.
The joint Drinking Water Group of FCA & PlasticsEurope established a subgroup on “Certification” which has worked on a position on composition disclosure for certification purposes.
In line with the option for a self-declaration offered by the German conformity attestation of product hygiene suitability for drinking water, the members developed a template* to be used for communication in the supply chain. This template summarises the main points to be included in a self-declaration.
*This template is being offered to FCA and PlasticsEurope members for use if deemedappropriate. The information contained in this template is provided in good faith and, while it is accurate as far as the authors are aware, no representations or warranties are made with regards to its completeness and no liability will be accepted for damages of any nature whatsoever resulting from the use of or reliance on the information contained in it.
Food Contact Additives (FCA), a Cefic Sector group, and PlasticsEurope welcome the adoption of the revised Drinking Water Directive (DWD). In particular, we support the Article 11 provisions on the establishment of an EU harmonised positive list for starting substances, compositions or constituents to be authorised for use in the manufacture of materials or products in contact with water intended for human consumption.