Toledo & BlueConduit - Fighting Lead Lines with AI
Patekka Bannister, Chief of Water Resources, City of Toledo & Ian Robinson, Managing Director, BlueConduit
6-10 million lead service lines remain in America's water infrastructure network, making it a national health crisis with an incredibly wide range of uncertainty. Patekka and Ian joined Norm on GViP TV to share their partnership—between the City of Toledo and BlueConduit, a firm that uses AI to predict lead lines—and how it aims to dramatically reduce the time horizon of the lead removal process from a daunting 30 years. Addressing this massive health and economic equity issue, this collaboration between the public and private sector "lights a candle in the dark" and helps "provide a voice for the voiceless," according to Norm.