Press Information Bureau <br />Government of India<br />Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food &amp; Public Distribution<br /><span style='float:right;font-size:80%;font-weight:lighter'>13 DEC 2019 5:54PM by PIB Delhi</span>
Quality of Tap Water Being Supplied in Metro Cities

BIS has formulated standard for the quality of tap water as per IS:10500:2012 (Specification for Drinking Water). Further, the Department of Consumer Affairs has advised all State Governments for setting up a mechanism for testing the tap water and ensuring that it meets the Standards of BIS as per IS: 10500: 2012. This Department has also written to Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation for making the IS: 10500:2012 mandatory for the tap water.

 This information was given in a written reply by the Minister of State for Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Shri   Danve Raosaheb  Dadarao in Rajya Sabha today.