On the 23rd of January 2024, the European Commission approved new minimum hygiene standards for materials and products in contact with drinking water.

Effective December 31, 2026, these standards target materials used in new installations or during the renovation/repair of older ones. The regulations aim to curb microbial growth and the risk of harmful substance leaching, ensuring safer drinking water.

Applicable to various installation aspects like abstraction, treatment, storage, and distribution, the standards alleviate the administrative load on companies and national authorities. This harmonization across the EU streamlines approval processes, offering an EU declaration of conformity and marking for compliant products, fostering unrestricted cross-border sales.

Check more info at the official website.