EP adopts position on drinking water proposal

The European Parliament called for tighter limits on pollutants and improved access to safe water supplies as it adopted its position on a proposed update to the Drinking Water Directive

The European Parliament called for tighter limits on pollutants and improved access to safe water supplies as it adopted on Tuesday its position on a proposed revision of 20-year-old EU rules on the quality of drinking water,

MEP Michel Dantin, tasked with steering the proposal through the assembly, welcomed the adoption by 300 votes to 98 – with 274 abstentions – of his report into the European Commission's proposed recast of the 1998 Drinking Water Directive (DWD).

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