Updated Michigan Deadline and Guidance for Lead Service Line Inventory

Clean drinking water and lead pipe removal has been top of mind in Michigan since the Flint water crisis. In 2018, the State of Michigan’s Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) amended the state’s Safe Drinking Water Act to require water supplies to develop and maintain a Complete Distribution System Materials Inventory (CDSMI). […]

How Can AI Help Make Drinking Water Safe?

All water utilities face an October 2024 deadline to inventory their water lines. By using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), utilities can drastically save time, money, and reduce field excavation. ICYMI: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed changes to the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) with the Lead and Copper Rule Improvements […]

UK Water Industry Lead Knowledge Sharing

The potential for lead exposure through drinking water remains a risk in many communities around the world, Tech originally created to help US communities find and replace their lead service lines is gaining acceptance beyond our borders. On November 30, 2023, Jared Webb spoke on predictive modeling for lead service lines at a meeting of […]

Video: Kristy McGrath talks LSLI at WEFTEC

WaterWorld’s Editor-in-Chief Mandy Crispin chats with BlueConduit’s VP of Sales Kristy McGrath in this video interview from WEFTEC 2023. The two discussed the upcoming EPA Lead Service Line Inventory (LSLI) deadline of October 2024. They spoke at the October 2023 WEFTEC conference in Chicago, Illinois. Watch the full video on the WaterWorld website. Here links […]

December: Esri Mid-Atlantic User Conference in Philadelphia

Headed to the Esri Mid-Atlantic User Conference in Philadelphia December 13-14? Let’s talk about how we can help you leverage predictive modeling for your service line inventory within ArcGIS Online. What: Esri Mid-Atlantic User Conference Where: Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown When: December 13-14 Agenda at a Glance Come by and say hello to Kristy McGrath during […]

Webinar: Best Practices for Service Line Inventory Prep

Mark your calendars for the upcoming service line inventory prep webinar. BlueConduit’s co-founder Eric Schwartz will talk with WaterWorld’s Editor-in-Chief Mandy Crispin about preparing your service line materials inventory ahead of the EPA deadline. Topic: How water utilities can use best practices to prepare their service line inventory ahead of the EPA Deadline. When: Thursday, […]

State Guidance and Predictive Modeling

The EPA included predictive modeling in its Guidance for Developing and Maintaining a Service Inventory, then deferred to state regulators to decide how they want their water systems to engage with the technology.  Does your state accept predictive modeling for service line material inventories? Check the state guidance and predictive modeling map. We have also included the […]

Webinar: Water Utilities & Lead Line Inventory


The City of Detroit and BlueConduit will participate in the upcoming Water Utilities & Lead Line Inventory Webinar to be held Thursday October 26, 2023 at 10-11:30 AM MT. This event is one in a series on Using GIS for State and Local Government Asset Management. You can register for the event now at Asset […]

BlueConduit Integrates with Esri Software to help Utilities Replace Lead Pipes Nationwide

Data science and location intelligence collaborate for Lead and Copper Rule Revision compliance (ANN ARBOR, Michigan) September 27, 2023 — Water analytics pioneer BlueConduit proudly announces its integration with Esri, the global leader in location intelligence. This technical integration and go-to-market partnership will bring BlueConduit’s machine learning to utilities using Esri ArcGIS technology. Water utility […]

August 2023 Water Utility Events

BlueConduit will be in St. Paul, Minnesota, Columbus, Ohio, and Ocean City, Maryland in August. Let’s connect! August 16 | Esri Midwest Water User Group | St. Paul, MN Come to network with other water utilities, hear the presentations. BlueConduit is sponsoring the lunch and will also present at the event. Register on Eventbrite. August […]

Databricks Recognizes BlueConduit as a Data for Good 2023 Award Finalist

Databricks announced their Data Team awards, and it recognized BlueConduit as one of five Data for Good Award Finalists. The award winners in each category will be announced at their Data and AI Summit on June 27, 2023 at 6PM. More about the award The Data for Good Award salutes the data teams who are […]

BlueConduit at the Esri User Conference 2023

Headed to the Esri UC in San Diego in July? We are too! Come say hello to our team including Earl McDowell, Jr, Metise Moore Sr, Ian Robinson, and Lorne Groe at the event. Find us at booth 412. Exhibit hours: BlueConduit is an Esri Silver Partner and has System Ready status. Exchanging data with […]

120Water and BlueConduit Strategic Partnership

120Water and BlueConduit Announce Strategic Partnership to Bring Machine Learning to Utilities Focused on Finding and Replacing Lead Service Lines [Toronto, June 12, 2023] – 120Water, a leading digital water platform, and BlueConduit, the pioneer of predictive analytics for water utilities, are pleased to announce their strategic partnership to enhance water quality solutions and promote […]

BlueConduit announces Lorne Groe as CEO

Lorne Groe portrait

BlueConduit is excited to announce Lorne Groe as our Chief Executive Officer.  Lorne Groe is an experienced startup leader. Lorne was most recently the CFO/COO at two very successful venture-backed Ann Arbor startups (4 yrs DeepField Networks + 4 yrs Censys) and served as interim-CEO (9 mo. at Censys). Before embracing the tech startup life, […]

Predictive Modeling for Lead Service Lines at AWWA ACE23 Conference

Are you planning to attend the world’s premier water conference? Meet us at the American Water Works Association (AWWA) ACE in Toronto June 11-14. This year’s ACE Conference theme is The Future of Water is 2050. By then we plan to have removed lead service lines (LSLs) from our drinking water system. Catch us to […]

Meet the Team: Abay Israel

Abay Israel

Abay is BlueConduit’s Director of Product Management. Here’s a quick Q&A with Abay. Why did you join BlueConduit? I joined BlueConduit because I was really interested in the mission of the company, and being a father of two young kids, getting the lead out of the water system is one of my highest priorities to […]

Data sources for LSLI and LSLR

BlueConduit has a fundamentally data-driven approach to lead service line inventory (LSLI) and removal (LSLR). Learn how our statistical models perform best when they have high-quality water system data to work with.

LCRR Compliance in WF&M Journal

Water Finance & Management Journal spoke with several water industry experts in its “Staying Ahead of Lead” Q & A. The article included the perspectives of: Maureen Cunningham, Chief Strategy Officer and Director of Water, Environmental Policy Innovation Center (EPIC) Jonathon Cuppett, Director of Water Quality Compliance, 120Water Mike McGill, President, WaterPIO & LeadandCopperRule.com Ian […]

Water Online on BlueConduit and the Biden-Harris Get the Lead Out Partnership

The Biden-Harris Get the Lead Out Partnership launched in January with a summit of national leaders in the effort to identify and replace lead. BlueConduit is proud to participate in the partnership and attend the summit. Water Online’s Editor Kevin Westerling spoke with BlueConduit’s Public Sector Relationships Manager, Sheela Lal, on the national effort. “No […]

BlueConduit February 2023 Events – California and Chicago

BlueConduit is headed to California! The Esri Southern California Water User Group Meeting will be held in Redlands, CA on February 15, 2023. BlueConduit’s Chief Product Officer, Dunrie Greiling, will be attending! Event information Also, don’t miss BlueConduit in Chicago, Illinois at the Esri Midwest User Conference February 22-23. Catch Raanan Gurewitsch, Data Scientist, R&D, and […]

Meet the Team: Dunrie Greiling

Portrait of Dunrie Greiling: Vice President of Marketing

Dunrie is BlueConduit’s VP of Marketing. Here’s a quick Q&A with Dunrie. Why did you join BlueConduit? Water is life. Access to clean water is a right.  Simply put, I admired what BlueConduit has already accomplished and wanted to help expand the platform and help local officials and engineering companies Get the Lead Out across […]

Video: White House Get the Lead Pipe Summit Panel

On Friday, January 27, the Biden-Harris Administration held a White House Replacing Lead Pipes Summit. BlueConduit’s co-Founder Eric Schwartz attended the event in person, and BlueConduit signed onto the Get the Lead Out Partnership. Hear a Family’s Story Close to the end of the Summit broadcast, Ms. Deanna Branch stood to give her testimony about […]

In the News: Toledo DPU featured in Municipal Sewer and Water Magazine

Municipal Sewer and Water Magazine showcased the work that Toledo has been doing to remove lead. The article, “A Faster Fix for Lead Water Lines“, details Toledo’s lead service line replacement approach and progress, powered by BlueConduit. In the article, Mark Riley, Administrator for the city of Toledo’s Department of Public Utilities, explains how Toledo […]

EPIC releases LSL Replacement Guide

The Environmental Policy Innovation Center (EPIC) just released, “From the Ground Up: A guide to replacing the nation’s toxic lead pipes over the next decade”. This forty-one page report provides a blueprint for all municipalities, utilities and policymakers for lead service line replacement (LSLR). Time is the one thing not on your side when it […]