Water app offers essential info

By | December 15, 2016

A team of researchers on the Ann Arbor and Flint campuses have developed a new Android app to help Flint residents during the ongoing water crisis. MyWater-Flint is an interactive guide that lets people pinpoint homes with a greater risk for lead, and also shows where lead has been found in city water. Users can see where pipes have been replaced or are currently being worked on, a map of water distribution centers, and it even explains how to get water tested. “We’ve developed an essential resource,” says Jake Abernethy, assistant professor of computer science and engineering at UM-Ann Arbor. “It’s an independent platform that gives people information they need and want to know as they navigate this complex situation.”

Author: News Staff

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