Discover the wide range of product standards for plastic pipe systems developed by CEN/TC155 and how the European Drinking Water Directive imposes strict requirements on the products used to distribute to protect human health.
Standards for plastics pipe systems are developed by CEN, the European Committee for Standardisation. CEN is an association that brings together the National Standardisation Bodies of 34 European countries.
The European Drinking Water Directive (DWD) concerns quality of water intended for human consumption.When translating the DWD into own national legislation, the EU Member States can include additional requirements, such as setting higher standards. However, Member States are not allowed to lower the standards as there should be the same level of human health protection across all the EU countries.