Water for Human Consumption Directive - Quality Criteria

EU. Quality Criteria for Water for Human Consumption, Directive 98/83/EC, as amended by Directive 2015/1787/EU, 27 October 2015

This list contains the Annex I parameters from the Drinking Water Directive 98/83/EC, which concerns the quality of water intended for human consumption. Its objective is to protect human health from adverse effects of any contamination of water intended for human consumption by ensuring that it is wholesome and clean.


EC / List no: - CAS no: 15541-45-4
Application Name
Drinking water
Maximum Threshold
10 µg/l
B Part B - Chemical parameters
The parametric value for bromate from five years after the entry into force of this Directive until 10 years after its entry into force is 25 μg/l
Where possible, without compromising disinfection, Member States should strive for a lower value; For the water referred to in Article 6(1)(a), (b) and (d), the value must be met, at the latest, 10 calendar years after the entry into force of the Directive