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.

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One standard - one test - accepted everywhere in Europe

European harmonisation of materials and products in contact with drinking water

Today almost all products in contact with drinking water are already covered by common European standards (EN). However, the important aspect of hygienic suitability for materials in contact with drinking water and the associated requirements are missing.

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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?

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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.

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