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Natural Mineral Water, Spring Water and Bottled Drinking Water Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

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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.

2.  The concentrations or values of the parameters listed in Tables A to D in Part II shall be read in conjunction with the notes thereto.

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