The environmental quality objective Good-Quality Groundwater aims to ensure that:
– the quality of groundwater is such that, with few exceptions, it is not limited in use for public or private supply of drinking water,
– bodies of groundwater covered by the Water Quality Management Ordinance (2004:660) have good chemical status,
– discharging groundwater is of such quality that it contributes to good habitats for plants and animals in springs, lakes, wetlands, watercourses, and seas,
– bodies of groundwater covered by the Water Quality Management Ordinance (2004:660) have good quantitative status,
– groundwater levels are such that there is no negative impact on water supply, ground stability, or animal and plant life in nearby ecosystems, and
– natural gravel deposits that are of major importance to the supply of drinking water, energy storage, and the natural and cultural heritage continue to be preserved.
No. It is not possible to achieve the environmental quality objective by 2020 on the basis of policy instruments already decided on or planned.