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Right to clean water and food

1. All city inhabitants have the right to drinking water, sanitation and adequate food.

2. The city guarantees all its inhabitants equal access to drinking water and sanitation services, in adequate amounts and quality.
 
The city guarantees a minimum level of water and food supply and prohibits cuts in the supply of water for people in precarious situations.
 
Where competent, the city establishes a public and participatory system of water management and may make use of the traditional and community systems. It promotes local alternatives for water collection.
 
The city also guarantees all its inhabitants access to sufficient healthy and nutritional food, and ensures that no one is deprived of food for lack of economic means. The city takes measures to stop hunger and tackle food shortage, even in cases of natural or other types of disasters.
 
3. In fulfilling their responsibilities, city inhabitants consume water in a manner that respects its natural resources, and make appropriate use of facilities and equipment.
 
Suggested Action Plan 
 
Short-term
 
a) Adoption of local regulations, when competent to do so, that prohibit water cuts for people in precarious situations who show a very low level of water consumption;
 
b) Establish tiered rates where water would be either almost free or charged a small amount in case of very low consumption.  The rates would increase in case of higher consumption, with a view to penalizing water waste.
 
Mid-term
 
a) Negotiate water and energy distribution terms with private sector providers, that are adequate to guarantee the rights provided for under the Charter-Agenda;
 
b) Introduce quality control to guarantee food safety;
 
c) Introduce public school meals in partnership with local farmers and producers;
 
d) Facilitate the creation of urban vegetable gardens and subsidized community restaurants.