Parliament approves water reuse deal with Council
Today, the ENVI Committee of the European Parliament approved the deal with the Council on re-use of treated waste water.
This to help alleviate water scarcity in the EU. The vote passed with 70 votes to 6. The new law defines minimum quality standards for reclaimed water to be used for agricultural irrigation as well as risk management measures.
EurEau has consistently called for appropriate and economically feasible quality standards to be put in place so that water can be used in irrigation while guaranteeing consumer protection. We want the responsibilities of all actors along the chain to be correctly defined and addressed to ensure that the quality of treated waste water is preserved after the water leaves the reclamation plant.
Our position paper is here.