The Danish Authority of Social Services and Housing is responsible for the scheme for the approval of products in contact with drinking water (GDV) and for the granting of GDV approvals in Denmark.
Conditions for approval
Applicants must meet the conditions set out in the Executive Order on Marketing and Sale of Construction Products in Contact with Drinking Water and must comply with the provisions of the GDV guidelines. Applications for GDV approval may not be submitted until all health-related documentation has been provided.
The processing of GDV applications is done by the Building Department of the Danish Authority of Social Services and Housing.
The Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Ministry of Environment and Food advises the Danish Authority of Social Services and Housing on requirements, the basis for tests and methods to be used to ensure conformity with the quality requirements applying to construction products in contact with drinking water when the water reaches taps used by consumers.
The Danish Authority of Social Services and Housing refers to the Danish EPA’s Executive Order on Drinking Water, list of guideline criteria for drinking water quality and guidelines on water quality and supervision of water supply facilities.
In line with its control of other construction products, the Danish Safety Technology Authority carries out surveillance of the sale and marketing of construction products in contact with drinking water. You can find further information about this in section 5, Market control.