Directive 91/271/EEC concerning urban waste-water treatment

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Series Details L 135, Pages 40-52
Publication Date 30/05/1991
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Council Directive 91/271/EEC of 21 May 1991, which concerns the collection, treatment and discharge of urban waste water and the treatment and discharge of waste water from certain industrial sectors.

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This Directive sets out EU-wide rules for collection, treatment and wasterwater discharge. The law also covers wastewater generated by a number of industries. It aims at protecting the environment across the European Union (EU) from the adverse effects of urban wastewater.

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Wikipedia: Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive

EUR-Lex: COM(1989)518: Proposal for a Council Directive concerning municipal waste water treatment
European Commission: Urban Waste Water Directive Overview

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