Referral – Guidance Document Drinking water fittings


IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, together with Swedish Armature industry has during the last few years pursued a project aimed at developing guidance documents on how to handle deviations from BASTA’s criteria regarding copper alloys containing higher lead levels than 0.1% (which is the concentration limit for lead the BASTA criteria). This guidance includes copper alloys in contact with drinking water.

The result of the project, a background report and a brief guide, is now available for an open consultation. If you wish to comment on these referral versions, please write them in a separate document and send to Anna Widheden on

You are welcome to send your comments until 23 of February.