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Overaa Dec 19, 2019 10:15 AM
I am searching for information regarding regulation of aluminium anode in drinking water applications. As a manufacturer of waterheaters, we would like a better understanding of how each European country legislates the use of this material (aluminium) for drinking water supply systems.
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EEA Dec 19, 2019 02:46 PM
Dear M. Overaa,

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