The water we consume can be affected by the substances used in its purification treatment and by the construction materials used in the installations that sustain it.
The 140/2003 Royal Decree that originally established the water quality sanitary criteria for human consumption has been updated by RD 3/2023 on January 2023. This new Decree establishes new parameters and limit values to meet higher quality and sanity standards.
Specifically, Article 44 of the RD requires the following basic hygienic requirements to be met:
These are the specific standards that regulate the influence of construction materials and products on water for human consumption:
In our laboratories we test the following materials under RD 03/2023 specifications:
Our technicians carry out chemical tests to analyse and determine whether the water is capable of absorbing building elements when they are in contact.
Building material manufacturers for water operations must submit their products to these tests on a mandatory basis and comply with current regulations to ensure the proper health conditions of water fit for human consumption.
These tests are complementary to the characterisation tests that are conducted each product, for example, those that pertain mechanical, physical and dimensional properties and general performance.