A Roma settlement situated at the outskirts of the town of Nižný Tvarožec is located by only 500 meters from a highly intensified agricultural farm .
The only access to water for Roma is an unprotected well contaminated by high-intensity agricultural farm . Therefore, the Roma community is highly exposed to water with highly toxic substances  because the Roma here are left without access to drinking water by the local authorities and have no other solution but to drink water from the unprotected well contaminated by agricultural pesticides and biological material .
The European Roma Rights Center (ERRC) and to UN Development Programs (UNDP) submitted water from the well to a certified water lab in Košice in May 2014, and the test results revealed that the quality of the water was of poor quality and significantly contaminated by nitrogen .
It is well known that pesticides resist degradation and thus remain in the environment for years. Moreover, such compounds have the ability to bioaccumulate. Repeated application of pesticides leads to loss of biodiversity and increased pest resistance, while its effects on people are related to several diseases including cancers, leukemia, and asthma. The risk of health hazards due to pesticide exposure depends not only on how toxic the ingredients are but also on the level of exposure. In addition, certain people such as children, pregnant women, or aging populations may be more sensitive to the effects of pesticides than others .
The mayor of Nižný Tvarožec does not consider the Roma settlement a part of her municipality and therefore did take any actions to improve the water quality . The mayor declared to the ERRC and to UNDP researchers that there was 100% water pipe coverage in the town of Nižný Tvarožec . The result of denied access to clean water is also the residential racial segregation and marginalization the Roma's face. Sometimes the Roma have to walk several kilometers to the nearest water source .
The Roma community in the settlement surrounded by the agricultural farm that practices with high input and intensive agricultural production, still lack access to clean and potable water, as the only source of water for the Roma is the open and contaminated open well. The well is also the only water resource for 120 Romani people.