MLive: Webb talks about predictive model as Flint works to reach its goal

MLive’s Zahra Ahmad published an article with an update on the city’s progress toward its goal of removing all of its lead service lines. In the article, BlueConduit chief data scientist Jared Webb explains that a neighborhood with high amounts of predicted lead service lines has seen relatively few replacements.

Service pipe work in Flint’s ward with the highest predicted hit-rate for finding lead or galvanized pipes is on hold until the city hires an archaeologist to oversee digging.

Researchers predict to find lead or galvanized service pipes at 550 of the 734 homes.

“This is the highest hit-rate out of any ward,” Webb said.


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