The ordinance on regulation water quality intended for human consumption has been adopted with the aim of protecting human health against adverse effects and improving access to drinking water.
Drinking water must be sanitary and clean and free from micro-organisms, parasites and any other substances which, by their number or concentration, constitute a potential danger to human health.
Water suppliers are obliged to draw up action plans to reduce water losses if the level of such losses exceeds the limit set by the European Commission by 12 January 2028.
Water suppliers and county and Bucharest public health directorates provide population with information on the quality of water and inform consumers about possible health effects and remedial measures. The information must be correct, clear, timely and up-to-date.
The sources that supply water in rural areas will be controlled by sampling and laboratory analysis according to the Rules for Surveillance, Monitoring and Sanitary Inspection of Water Quality.