The GDV scheme

The GDV scheme is a fee funded approval scheme for building components in contact with drinking water where building components can be approved and certified for placement on the market and sale in Denmark.

The approval scheme for building components in contact with drinking water (GDV) covers only the health properties of building components, namely migration of potentially harmful substances into drinking water.

The Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority is the regulatory authority for the approval scheme and are managing the processing of applications for GDV approval.

The Danish Environmental Protection Agency under the Ministry of Environment and Food advises the Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority on requirements, test basis and methods in order to ensure that the quality requirements for building components in contact with drinking water are fulfilled when the water reaches the taps of consumers.

The Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority refers to the Executive Order on drinking water, the list of drinking water quality criterias as well as the guidelines on water quality and inspections with water supply systems published by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (both Danish only).

Apply for GDV approval
Applicants must meet the requirements of the Executive Order on placement on the market and sale of building components that come into contact with drinking water as well as the guidelines of the GDV scheme.

Please note that applications cannot be submitted before all health-related documentation is in place. Find more information on the requirements of the GDV scheme below.

Read about the conditions of GDV approval, including which building components are covered by or exempt from approval in the scheme, and which building component can obtain a voluntary approval.
Contact the GDV scheme
Processing of applications is managed by the Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority.

Applicant may expect to receive an initial review of an application within 4 weeks after submission.

The authority can be contacted with questions on applications and the rules for market and sale of building components in contact with drinking water via email:

GDV@tbst.dk

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Updated: 29.08.2018