Flint Map Shows Progress, Reveals Where Lead Likely Remains – Natural Resources Defense Council
New map files progress of pipeline removal program and provides homeowners crucial details to safeguard their health
dollars, and would prevent water supply from allocating their limited budget plans to other jobs,”complained Angela Licata, the deputy commissioner of New York City's Department of Environmental Protection in her current testament on proposed changes to the Lead and Copper Rule. However our experiences in Flint show that a data-driven technique can help determine the most likely places of lead service lines using all readily available details, as Abernethy and Schwartz's model does. This can conserve time and money in the hunt for lead service lines, permitting cities to focus on digging up the pipes that are most likely to really endanger the public health. And sharing that info in a transparent and available way helps neighborhood members assess their individual threat from lead pipelines and advocate for safe drinking water in their own homes. We were able to assist move the City of Flint from an assortment of 45,000 hand-written index cards to a data-driven modeling method to locating most likely lead lines, and now Flint locals have an user-friendly online map of current lead pipeline areas. If Flint can determine its water pipe products and its residents can quickly access this information,
then the very same can be performed in other cities. Our operate in Flint demonstrates that we can use the information we need to discover the 6-10 million lead pipes still hiding under homes throughout America, and that we can get the lead out, for excellent. About the Authors
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