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SCHEDULE 3Requirements for spring water and drinking water including prescribed concentrations or values of parameters

PART IRequirements for spring water and drinking water

1.  Water satisfies the requirements of this Schedule if—

(a)the water does not contain any property, element, organism, or substance—

(i)(other than a parameter) at a concentration or value which would be injurious to health;

(ii)(whether or not a parameter) at a concentration or value which in conjunction with any other property, element, organism or substance it contains (whether or not a parameter) would be injurious to health;

(b)the water does not contain—

(i)concentrations or values of any of the parameters listed in Tables A to D in Part II in excess of the prescribed concentrations or values;

(ii)concentrations of trihalomethanes (being the aggregate of the concentrations of trichloromethane, dichlorobromomethane, dibromochloromethane and tribromomethane) in excess of 100 181 g/1; and

(c)in the case of water prepared from water which has been softened or desalinated, its hardness is not below a minimum concentration of 60 mg Ca/1 and its alkalinity is not below a minimum concentration of 30 mg HCO3/1.