Prašník is a town rich in water resources and famous for its Spa resorts. However, a Roma settlement, located in the middle of Prašník town is the only neighbourhood without water, while Non-Roma neighbourhoods on the outskirts and in the mountains are connected to clean water from the mountains. The Roma have to fetch their water from an unprotected mountain stream, which regularly freezes in the winter  .
Known as a spa town, Prašník has attracted outside investors who are constructing a satellite neighbourhood in the hills to accommodate foreign visitors who wish to take the waters. For this project, the town provided the investors with all necessary public infrastructure, including drinking water and sanitation pipes . But, the segregated Roma settlement is also characterised by substandard or extremely substandard housing, without water .
The European Roma Right Centre (ERRC) has strongly demanded and criticised such discriminatory act by local government for intentionally excluding Roma from the right to water in Prašník and elsewhere. "It is a matter of ethnic discrimination". "Roma must enjoy equal access to water", the ERRC stated. "Investments must include and connect Romani settlements to public water supply" .
When public water is not available in households, the burden to secure water falls disproportionately on Romani women and girls. They are usually responsible for fetching water from the nearest water supply and providing it for the family .
The water sources are often far from home and the path to these distant resources can lead through unprotected terrain and contain obstacles such as fences, walls, highways, or private land with protective owners who take aggressive action against trespassers . Women and girls collecting water are also confronted by stray dogs and other animals. The trip back, laden down with water is considerably more hazardous. The same applies when there is no toilet in the house: women and girls have to use the toilet far from their house. Besides the stray dogs and other wild animals, and difficulties with the terrain, women and girls could be confronted with other people. Women and girls are sometimes even harassed by others, especially in the dark. Frequently, one water source or dry toilet is shared with tens of other people at best . (See less)