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Drinking Water New Plans to Improve Tap Water Quality and Cut Plastic Litter
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Drinking Water New Plans to Improve Tap Water Quality and Cut Plastic Litter

MEPs backed plans on Tuesday to improve consumers’ trust in drinking water from the tap, which is much cheaper and cleaner for the environment compared to bottled water.

The legislation tightens the maximum limits for certain pollutants such as lead (to be reduced by half), harmful bacteria, and introduces new caps for certain endocrine disruptors. It also puts levels of microplastics, an emerging concern, under monitoring.

Member states should also take measures to provide universal access to clean water in the EU and improve water access in cities and public places, by setting up free fountains where technically feasible and proportionate. They should also encourage tap water to be provided in restaurants, canteens and catering services for free or for a low service fee.

Read the full press release. 

Author: European Parliament Press Release

Publish Date: 31.10.2018

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