|Legal name||Council Directive 98/83/EC of 3 November 1998 on the quality of water intended for human consumption as amended by Regulations 1882/2003/EC and 596/2009/EC|
|Short name||New Drinking Water Directive (consolidated)|
|CELEX reference||31998L0083 (32003R1882, 32009R0596)|
|Issued by||European Council|
|URL to issuer||http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/wa...|
|Parent legislative instrument|
1. This Directive concerns the quality of water intended for human consumption.
2. The objective of this Directive shall be to protect human health from the adverse effects of any contamination of water intended for human consumption by ensuring that it is wholesome and clean.
3. Regulation 1882/2003/EC is related to comitology assisting the Commission.
The Directive has been amended by:
-Regulation 1882/2003/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 September 2003 adapting to Council Decision 1999/468/EC (Celex N°31999D0468) the provisions relating to committees which assist the Commission in the exercise of its implementing powers laid down in instruments subject to the procedure referred to in Article 251 of the EC Treaty.
-Regulation 596/2009/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 June 2009 adapting a number of instruments subject to the procedure referred to in Article 251 of the Treaty to Council Decision 1999/468/EC with regard to the regulatory procedure with scrutiny — Adaptation to the regulatory procedure with scrutiny — Part Four.
|DG Env review of reporting theme||Water|
|Geographic scope||European Union|
Directive 98/83/EC has repealed Directive 80/778/EC with effect from five years after the entry into force (i.e. on 25.12.2003). See for the original Drinking Water Directive http://rod.eionet.europa.eu/instruments/218
The Commission is currently preparing a revision of the Directive.