The BlueConduit Story

In the wake of the Flint water crisis, a team of faculty and student data science researchers at the University of Michigan recognized a critical opportunity to support communities in addressing the threat of toxic lead in their water supply.

This pivotal moment gave birth to BlueConduit, a pioneering water analytics company committed to revolutionizing water infrastructure decision making and management.

Since 2016, our team of expert data scientists has generated service line material predictions and, more recently, risk of water main breaks and leaks, using rigorous, academically-based AI and machine learning algorithms, supported by the best technology available to make their work accessible to every water system.

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Our approach

People + tech + process


Our team of data scientists and industry experts bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the table.


We leverage state-of-the-art AI and machine learning algorithms to analyze data and generate predictive insights, delivered as easy-to-use customer-facing technology tools.


Our rigorous, academically-based approach ensures that our methods are reliable, transparent, and scalable.

our mission

We believe everyone deserves clean, reliable, affordable water.

Every day, the BlueConduit team works to put mission front-and-center and to continually drive impact for the communities we serve.


We prioritize impact and accuracy for our customers


Hit rate

For early customers who’ve already started replacements, lead likelihood was predicted correctly with a >90% ground truth success rate.

5 million

Service lines

We have inventoried lines in 300 communities in the United States and Canada that serve 10 million people.

90-95% less

spent by customers

BlueConduit customers spend 90-95% less on service line material identification


Recall & precision

BlueConduit predictive models routinely identify 80-90%+ of lead total lines (recall) and these positive predictions are 80-90%+ accurate (precision).

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Awards and certifications


Esri Silver



March 2024

Esri GIS for Good

October 2024

Esri Innovative Analytics Partner Award

June 2023

Databricks Data for Good Award Finalist

November 2021

Time's Best Inventions

August 2019

Best paper award

our team

The team, the team, the team

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