Chemical quality and regulatory compliance of drinking water in Iceland

The chemical quality of drinking water in Iceland was assessed and evaluated for compliance according to health-related chemicals and indicators, and results were compared to natural background levels (NBLs) to identify potential pollution sources. We showed that Icelandic drinking water supply is generally of high equality, with compliance for both health-related chemicals and indicators greater than 99.4%. Benchmarking against NBLs proved useful in identifying pollution at an early stage and aids in identifying elevated levels early on.

Chemical quality and regulatory compliance of drinking water in Iceland. Maria J. Gunnarsdottir, Sigurdur M Gardarsson, Gunnar St Jonsson, and Jamie Bartram. 2016. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health 219(8): 724-733. doi:10.1016/j.ijheh.2016.09.011.