In the northern Hungarian city of Ózd, almost 40 percent of the Romani population live in Kiserdőalja and Hétes, segregated Roma settlements . On a hot day on 3 August 2013, the council of Ózd disconnected 27 pumps providing drinking water. Up to 500 families could no longer easily access safe clean drinking water. A further 62 taps were restricted in use by the authorities with the water pressure so low that it took several minutes to fill a 10-litre bottle. While the majority of the area, located in a depressed area of metallurgical industry in the county of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén in the city Ózd, are Roma, both Roma and non-Roma were affected by the decision, as many people living in the area were too poor to have running water in their homes . To make the situation even worse, according to the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC), the Roma were blamed in part for water misuse.  Ózd's council did not directly accuse local Roma, but said "residents were wasting water and it could no longer afford to operate pumps and wells".