EU told to address new pollutants in drinking water

Interest groups have urged the European Commission to look into tackling new pollutants which could affect drinking water quality, consultation responses show

Interest groups have urged the European Commission to look into tackling new pollutants which could affect drinking water quality, consultation responses show.

Agricultural and industrial pollution, chemicals employed in the process of fracking and poor sewage treatment are among the top threats to the quality of Europe’s drinking water, water suppliers and civil society said.

The European Commission asked for views on potential improvements needed to the Drinking Water Directive, such as including new pollutants.

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