Roma communities live in a settlement surrounded by wetland fields of the Sajó River in the town of Sajószentpéter. 
However, unofficial trash heaps and dumping sites are informally situated in and near the Roma's part of the wetlands neighbourhood where all residents of the town dispose their domestic waste. At the same time the municipality does not provide the waste removal . This diminishes Roma people's capability to enjoy sense of connection to surrounding wetlands through fishing and recreation along the river, as other residents do. There is also a poor infrastructure in the Roma part of the town, and the community has limited access to potable water and indoor sewerage .
As the consequence, the Roma community has to carry water from a distant and public water pumps from the streets in order to be able to drink, cook, and wash . In winter days, however, the water pumps on the streets freeze, and this is when the community is again left without drinkable and potable water .
The Roma settlement is often flooded leaving the settlement covered in muddy and contaminated "pools". Also, the only available water then is contaminated due to flooding, which in 2004 for example, lead to serious health issues as the Hepatitis A out-break when the flooding water got contaminated by sewerage leaks .
A research carried outin the community in 2009  found several environmental justice concerns: access to public infrastructure such as indoor water, sewerage and safe playgrounds, waste and dumping, energy and fuel poverty, and low-quality housing. However, the research also revealed that community members are attached to the Sajó River landscape, their enjoyment of household gardens and animals. Still deeply rooted discrimination, and prejudice against the Roma are based on racism and contribute to their social and environmental exclusion. This could be called "environmental racism".
Accordingly, the Roma community are excluded from liveable environment and possibilities to access and use the river; such as bicycling, fishing, gardening, and animal husbandry in community but are not "allowed" to use and enjoy these practices- the Sajó river wetlands due to racism and discrimination at the governmental, community, and individual level .
Another flooding occurred in 2010, but this time also affected non-Roma residents of the town. The governmental representatives and mesures for helping affected residents were immediately on the site .