It is a requirement that building components in contact with drinking water is approved before being placed on the Danish market. The purpose of the regulation is to ensure the quality of the drinking water.
NOTE: The current Executive Order is under review. Please keep updated on this website.
The Executive Order
on the placement on the market and sale of building components that come into contact with drinking water states that to be placed on the market or sold, it must be documented that the building component as a whole or the subassemblies in contact with water of which the building component consists are:
- GDV approved in Denmark;
- certified in Germany with a DVGW-certificate;
- approved in the Netherlands with an ATA approval/The KIWA Water Mark; or
- type approved in Sweden by either RISE or KIWA Sweden.
The GDV scheme is therefore voluntary if companies who market and sell building components in contact with drinking water (manufacturer/importer/distributor) can provide documentation according to dot 2-4 above.
For more information, please read the guidelines published by the Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority found here.
Building components covered by the Executive Order
All factory-made building components in contact with drinking water such as taps and other building components in contact with and connected to the cold drinking water supply and therefore included in the fixed installation for drinking water in the building from the property boundary to and including the tap (i.e. the point where the user releases the cold drinking water).
It is stated in the Executive Order, which building components that are exempted from the requirement of approval.
Questions to the rules and the GDV scheme
Any questions regarding health-related documentation in relation to marketing and sale of building components in contact with drinking water in Denmark and the GDV scheme can be addressed to the Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority via email: GDV@tbst.dk or phone: +45 7221 8800.
More information and guidelines for GDV applications are found here.