Complementing the regular information to consumers, drinking water quality has in three year cycles to be reported to the European Commission. The Commission assesses the results of water quality monitoring against the standards in the Drinking Water Directive. After each reporting cycle the Commission produces a synthesis report, which summarises the quality of drinking water and its improvement at European level.
The European Commission adopted on 16 June 2014 a Synthesis Report on the Quality of Drinking Water in the EU examining the Member States' reports for the period 2008-2010. The report COM(2014) 363 final summarises the information provided by 27 Member States.
This report serves as a background document to a Public Consultation on the Quality of Drinking Water in the EU.
Earlier synthesis reports are available to the public and can be downloaded on this site for the reporting period 1996-1998, for the period 1999-2001, for the period 2002-2004 and for the period 2005-2007.