Tap water, quality water

Agua del grifo, Agua de calidad (societario)

Drinking water of the highest quality

The World Health Organization and the European Union define safe drinking water as water that a person can drink every day for their whole life without any risk to their health.

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To establish the quality required of tap water, the European Union, following WHO guidelines, sets the limits for components present in water, including pathogenic microorganisms and toxins, although many of these are harmless to the human body (some are even beneficial), whilst other are only harmful when present in large amounts.

Our tap water is safe to drink and has easily passed health authority controls, thanks to the application of state-of-the-art drinking water treatments and effective, continuous quality control of the water supply.

Drinking tap water does not produce waste and avoiding using plastic containers is one of the greatest favours you can do for the environment.

Tap water quality is the responsibility of:

  • The Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs.
  • The health authorities of the autonomous communities.
  • Town councils.
  • The supply companies.
  • Owners of the indoor installations in their property.