Chemical products for drinking water treatment


Published 22.11.2016 | Modified 13.12.2017

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority approves chemical products used for drinking water treatment. In addition, we keep an updated list over the approved products. If you wish to apply for a new approval, you have to fill in the application and the obligatory attachment listed below.

Approved chemicals for drinking water treatment

Updated list over the approved chemicals for drinking water treatment.

Technical water treatment equipment are not a chemical product, unless the equipment produces a chemical product for water treatment.

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority assume that detergents that are used for cleaning of for example drinking water pool, pumps, water distribution system, filtration materials and drinking water filters are washed away with clean water before the facility are used for production of drinking water. Because of this, these detergents does not need an approval

How to apply for an approval

Application form for approval of chemical products for drinking water treatment

Obligatory attachment to the Application form for approval of chemical products for drinking water treatment

The application shall document that the product/products used for drinking water treatment are suitable and that it will not pose a risk for human health.

The application is used for chemical products for drinking water treatment in water works onshore, at water production or delivery offshore and at water production on ships.

Before the Norwegian Food Safety Authority can approve the product, we will send the application and obligatory attachment to The Norwegian Institute of Public Health for a toxicological assessment. The Norwegian Institute of Public Health will take out a fee for the assessment, and the invoice is sent directly to the company/person mentioned in the application.

All information in the application and the obligatory attachment must be filled out, before we can process the application. The information in the obligatory attachment are treated confidentially.

Reapproval or name changing

If you wish to change the name or get a reapproval of an already approved product, you have to send Mattilsynet an email or letter that confirms the product composition and field of application has not been changed since the last approval.

Send the application forms or email/letter to:

postmottak@mattilsynet.no

or

Mattilsynet, hovedkontoret
Felles postmottak
Postboks 383
2381 Brumunddal
Norway.

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