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Clean water

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What does this mean?

It’s your right to have clean water.

Having clean water is linked to your right to be alive and to have your basic needs met, like food, healthcare and a safe place to live.

EXAMPLE: If the water is not safe in your area in Ireland, the Government should warn you and fix it.

Learn more about this right

  • UNCRC, Article 24 -It’s your right to have the best health care possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment, and information to help you stay well.
  • Making sure you have clean water to drink is part of the Government’s job.
  • If water in your area is not safe for you to drink, the Government should warn you and fix it.
  • There are blue flag beaches in Ireland, this means that this water is safe and clean for you to swim in.