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Policy position

2015 Review of the Drinking Water Directive

Water UK supports the commitment by the European Commission to carry out a review of the Drinking Water Directive (DWD) during 2015 with the option for a full revision subsequently. This position paper considers the basic principles that should form part of any revision. Proper hydration is essential for an individual and their ability to function effectively. Tap water is the fundamental source of drinking water and therefore the public drinking water supply is the cornerstone of our public health.