BlueConduit Awarded Sourcewell Contract for Water Service Line Inventory

BlueConduit is pleased to announce it has been awarded a contract from Sourcewell, a cooperative government procurement agency. The contract is for Water Service Line Inventory and Management Systems with Related Services and was awarded following a rigorous request for proposal process resulting in contracts that meet, or exceed, local procurement requirements.

Esri Recognizes BlueConduit with Innovative Analytics Partner Award

BlueConduit is proud to accept the Esri partner award for Innovative Analytics at the 2023 Esri Infrastructure Management and GIS (IMGIS) Conference. Congratulations to all of the partner award winners, especially those in the Water sector: Axim Geospatial and Elements XS. Ian Robinson attended the conference and accepted the partner award from Esri’s Derek Lorbiecki, […]

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 […]

Galvanized Requiring Replacement (GRR) Whitepaper

Jacobs co-authored a whitepaper with BlueConduit on best practices for identifying galvanized service lines requiring replacement. Galvanized iron or steel service lines are part of many communities’ drinking water distribution systems. Galvanized lines are to be included service line materials inventories, due October 16, 2024. According to the Lead and Copper Rule Revision (LCRR), water […]

BlueConduit Launches Free LCRR Compliance Data Validation Tool

Ready to check if your inventory data matches the EPA template? We have launched an online data validation tool that allows you to upload your data, map fields and values, and see potential errors and warnings. This tool is free of charge. Use it to ensure your data is LCRR compliant via a few simple […]

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 […]

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 […]

WaterWorld: Detroit uses Machine Learning for LSL Inventory and Replacement

Lead Service Line Replacement in Detroit

The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) is using BlueConduit’s machine learning in their efforts to replace the city’s lead service lines (LSLs). Their work is getting state and federal funding and national notice. WaterWorld magazine recently published “How Detroit uses machine learning to solve its lead service line challenges” article. Cities nationwide have challenges […]

Progress in Toledo and Buffalo powered by Lead Service Line Maps

The Rockefeller Foundation recently published “Tackling Clean Water Advocacy, a Different Way: The Rise of BlueConduit“. The article highlights Toledo, Ohio, and Buffalo, New York. Both cities are replacing lead service lines in their drinking water system, and they’re using BlueConduit’s predictions and maps to do it efficiently. Yet the value of tech goes beyond […]

Video: Detroit Water & Sewerage Department and BlueConduit

My name is Bryan Peckinpaugh. I’m the Public Affairs Director for the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department, and I’ve been part of the Lead Service Line Replacement Program since we launched it in 2018. We are a city of single-family homes, so there are a lot of individual lead service lines. We have more than […]

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 & Ian […]

BlueConduit Joins First-Ever White House Partnership to Address Lead Pipe Crisis

6 to 12 million lead pipes carry drinking water to millions of people in the U.S., per latest estimate  (WASHINGTON) January 27, 2023 — At the White House today, water analytics leader BlueConduit unites with over 100 organizations for a summit to expedite the removal of lead in drinking water across the U.S. The event […]

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 […]

Water Entrepreneur Podcast with Eric Schwartz

Listen to our co-Founder and co-CEO, Eric Schwartz, talk to Paul Gagliardo MPH, P.E. on The Water Entrepreneur Podcast. Paul and Eric covered BlueConduit’s origins, the challenges of using only home age to predict lead service lines, and the skill sets that make academics good entrepreneurs and business managers good academics. “At the end of […]

Myths We’ve Heard About Lead Service Line Inventory, Replacement, And Funding

In case you missed it, read the thought-provoking article featured on WaterOnline about the misconceptions of Lead Service Line Inventory, Replacement and Funding. The article breaks down the facts and myths surrounding lead service line inventory (LSLI) and lead service line replacement (LSLR) that still circulate around the water industry today.   In the article, you’ll also […]

Video: BlueConduit on ASDWA Tech for LSL Inventories and Mapping Webinar

On November 10, 2022, the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA) held the first in a series of webinars on LSL Implementation Tools and Best Practices (series info). BlueConduit’s co-Founder Eric Schwartz shared what we have learned in our work. Here’s the video, cued up to Eric’s section where he gave an overview of […]

In the News: BlueConduit in Smart Water Magazine

The fourteenth issue of Smart Water Magazine includes a profile of BlueConduit and our President and COO Ian Robinson. The magazine, released in September 2022, includes several articles on the theme of “Harnessing digital technology to manage increasing climate variability.” “Public trust is essential to the work of water utilities; it is very important for […]

LSLR In the News: Cities left behind

August 26, 2022 – Associated Press Reporter Michael Phillis spoke with Radhika Fox of the US EPA Department of Water, Eric Oswalt of Michigan’s Drinking Water Division, Erik Olson of NRDC, and Eric Schwartz of BlueConduit among others. The article, which focused on Michigan, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Iowa, covered the different commitments and progress of […]

Press Coverage of Buffalo Lead Map Project Launch

On July 20, Heart of the Community Neighborhoods, Citizen Action of New York, Open Buffalo, Buffalo Sewer Authority, BlueConduit, NRDC, WE ACT for Environmental Justice, and elected representatives from New York held a press conference about the launch of a community-led project to locate and remove lead drinking water service lines in Buffalo. The project […]

Buffalo Community Groups Join Map Project To Find and Replace Lead Water Pipes

Community advocates, the water utility, and mapping experts collaborate to document where Buffalo’s lead pipes are located, as records are incomplete or inaccurate BUFFALO, NY (July 20, 2022) – Buffalo will be one of the first cities in the nation to deploy cutting-edge machine learning to solve a century-old problem: the location of an estimated 40,000 […]

The Rockefeller Foundation commitment helps scale LSL inventory and removal nationwide

BlueConduit’s innovative approach to replace 5 million service lines affecting 10 million homes helps utilities avoid digging the wrong place, saving up to 70% NEW YORK | July 7, 2022 – The Rockefeller Foundation announced $1 million to scale BlueConduit’s artificial intelligence-centered approach to identifying and removing lead pipes affecting 10 million homes across the United […]

BlueConduit launches new software to locate and replace lead service lines

BlueConduit Has Inventoried over 1 Million Lead Pipes in and Worked with Over 50 Cities in the U.S. and Canada (ANN ARBOR, Mich.) June 8, 2022 –– BlueConduit, a water infrastructure and asset modernization industry leader, launched its machine-learning software to locate lead service lines (LSLs) in cities in the United States and Canada. The […]

EPA Administrator in Toledo

April 19, 2022 – Toledo The City of Toledo hosted a visit from US Environmental Protection Agency’s Administrator, Michael S. Regan on Tuesday April 19. On Tuesday, the Administrator visited a lead service line replacement at Karen George’s home in Toledo’s Junction neighborhood. Regan’s visit underscored both the problem and the solution to lead drinking […]