We are committed to ensuring hygienically safe drinking water quality in the building. The products and services of our members guarantee that the high quality of the drinking water is maintained wihtin the whole drinking water installation.
We achieve this through scientific research, our active standardisation activities and our advisory work in the committees of the German Environment Agency at national and European level.
Materials and products in contact with drinking water
Evaluation criteria, proof of conformity and expanded transitional arrangements for plastics and other organic materials due to COVID-19
The evaluation criteria (Bewertungsgrundlagen – BWGL) issued by the German Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt – UBA) specify requirements regarding the hygienic suitability of materials and substances coming into contact with drinking water. In connection with the coronavirus pandemic, the UBA has expanded the transitional arrangements for the required proof of conformity for products in contact with drinking water.
Detailed information is compiled in the following article.
European Drinking Water - The European Industry Alliance
The European Industry Alliance "European Drinking Water" is committed to harmonising requirements for materials and products in contact with drinking water. figawa is a member of the association and is actively involved.
Further information can be found on the EDW website.
Revision of technical rules for planning, construction and operation of drinking water installations
The technical rules for drinking water installations (EN 806 series, DIN 1988 series and EN 1717) have been revised and updated since 2014 with the active participation of industry.
Representatives of figawa are significantly involved.
Why are the technical rules for the planning, construction and operation of drinking water installations being revised and what are we as an association specifically working on?
Testing & certification of materials and products in contact with drinking water in Germany
Due to the requirements placed on materials, the Drinking Water Ordinance is of particular importance to product manufacturers.
They must ensure that their products do not release any excessive substance concentrations in contact with drinking water when used as intended.