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.