Minimum requirements for water reuse | Adoption of draft recommendation for second reading
ENVI members will also vote on the
recommendation for the second reading on the minimum requirements for the
reuse of treated waste water (also called
'reclaimed water'). On 28 May 2018, the
Commission put forward a legislative
proposalseeking to incentivise the reuse of
treated waste water (also called 'reclaimed
water'), while ensuring a high level of
protection of health and the environment.
The proposal aims to contribute to alleviating water scarcity in the EU by
increasing water reuse, which remains below its potential. To do so, the
proposal seeks to ensure that reclaimed water is safe for its intended use. The
Council and the European Parliament have reached an agreement at early
second reading on the minimum requirements for the reuse of waste water, among others in terms of its quality, soil contamination in relation to
compliance checks, definition of sanctions by Member States for non- compliance and risk management. The final text agreed will be voted by ENVI
members via remote voting procedure as a single vote.
Link to meeting documents.
SOURCE: EU Parliament Newsletter