Europe, public drinking water are mostly safe. In the World Health Organization (WHO) European Region, more than 63 million people got access to drinking-water services and 84 million people to sanitation services between 2000 and 2017. Although over 16 million people still need access to basic drinking water, and more than 31 million people are in lack basic sanitation. Notable inequalities continue between rural and urban areas, and among rich and poor people, with rural residents and the poorest being the most disadvantaged.
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