Google + U of M Create Flint Water App to Help Residents Assess Lead Risk [VIDEO]
An app funded by Google and created by computer science researchers at U of M Flint and Ann Arbor will help residents and community leaders manage Flint's ongoing water crisis.
According to the University of Michigan, Mywater-Flint for Android and Mywater-Flint.com will help Flint residents and city leaders:
- Access a citywide map of where lead has been found in drinking water.
- Discover where service line workers have replaced infrastructure that connects. homes to the water main, and where they're currently working.
- Locate the nearest distribution centers for water and water filters.
- Find step-by-step instructions for water testing.
- Determine the likelihood that the water in a home or another location is contaminated, among other features.
The app aggregates data from many state agencies, nonprofits and other institutions, and uses factors about each property's location and age to determine the risk level associated with each home.
More information is available in the video below.