Water systems face a lot of uncertainty in lead service line inventory and replacement work.
Since 2016, our team has worked with utilities and engineering firms to identify service line materials statistically and provide transparent reporting. Now we’ve launched the BlueConduit platform to help accelerate lead service line replacement (LSLR), at scale.
Utilities use BlueConduit to predict the location of LSLs for inventories and replacement. Proactive replacement and clear communications goes a long way towards reinforcing public trust.
- Detroit, MI (>640K population),
- Toledo, OH (>270K population),
- Flint, MI (>100K population)
- Trenton, NJ (>80K population),
- Benton Harbor, MI (population <10K).
We serve public and investor-owned utilities and water systems in urban, suburban, and rural settings.
Municipal utilities across the nation rely on environmental and construction engineers for day-to-day activities as well as emergent projects.
These engineering companies rely on BlueConduit for accurate predictions, data management, and modeling. Our accuracy creates cost-effective, efficient, and equitable lead service line replacement (LSLR) programs for our engineering partners and the communities they serve.
While the US Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) is established at the Federal level by the EPA, States are the primacy agencies for LCR enforcement.
The EPA and state agencies such as Michigan’s EGLE and New Jersey’s DEP accept statistical modeling for LSL inventories. Our approach is described in a whitepaper created in partnership with the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators.
Beyond setting the protocols and formats water systems need to follow, US States and Canadian Provinces can unify the efforts of their diverse water systems by establishing BlueConduit’s platform as the centralized system for data upload, management, and citizen communications.
Read more about how the recent EPA Guidance addressed statistical prediction and BlueConduit’s work.
Clean drinking water and a lead-free future is our mission. We strive to make our platform accessible to all, including underserved and disadvantaged communities across our nation.
We regularly partner with foundations to make sure that our work is accessible to all communities.
“We want to make sure that we use AI and any other resources that we can find to help maximize those dollars and possibly be able to do this as quickly as possible.”
Patekka Bannister, Commissioner of Plant Operations at the City of Toledo (OH).
“Detroit Water and Sewerage Department Director Gary Brown said, “Lead service line replacement is a tremendous cost on its own and for BlueConduit to provide the City of Detroit and other municipalities the predictive modeling so that we can update our inventory and better plan for construction in a clustered approach is a significant cost and time savings. A savings that benefits our ratepayers who would otherwise see a significant rate increase.”
“This data-driven approach will… ensure we are prioritizing the needs of citizens who are at highest risk of lead exposure.”
Kristin Epstein, PE
Assistant Director of Water and Sewer,
Trenton Water Works, City of Trenton, NJ