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The Virginia Tech Research Team

We are an independent research team from Virginia Tech (VT) volunteering our time, resources and expertise to help resolve scientific uncertainties associated withdrinking water issues being reported (also, see here) in the City of Flint, MI.

Study Aims

a) To support citizen scientists concerned about public health, by empowering Flint residents and stakeholders with independent information about their tap water;

b) To study impacts of water age and current water quality on Flint’s water distribution systems as well as issues of elevated lead and opportunistic pathogens in premise plumbing (OPPPs),

c) To summarize findings from a and b to inform decision making and policy considerations, if necessary, on the part of both citizens and government agencies in the city,

d) To develop a comprehensive online repository (this website) as data and information become available.