- They are a right
Most Helpful Guy
I went with "no" but it brings to question the meaning behind human rights to me. Does that mean a right protected by the government?
If so, then technically we shouldn't have water bills, no? Everyone would pay the same rate through taxes, I'd imagine, regardless of how much or how little water they use, and those who cannot pay taxes would still have access to as much water as they want.
That doesn't seem like a better scenario to me than simply charging people based on the amount of water they use, especially since some people use way more water than they should need.
Or is it that we should avoid free water at public facilities like water fountains? That would be horrible since some homeless people rely on that to survive, so there I do think water should be freely available for everyone.
I'm mainly confused about what this means exactly. If it's about ensuring survival, would that make food and shelter also a basic human right for everyone, regardless of whether they can afford it or work for it?
Most Helpful Girl
Yes, because water is required in order for us to survive.