Prioritizing municipal lead mitigation projects as a relaxed knapsack optimization: a method and case study

  title={Prioritizing municipal lead mitigation projects as a relaxed knapsack optimization: a method and case study},
  author={Isaac Slavitt},
Lead pipe remediation budgets are limited and ought to maximize public health impact. This goal implies a non-trivial optimization problem; lead service lines connect water mains to individual houses, but any realistic replacement strategy must batch replacements at a larger scale. Additionally, planners typically lack a principled method for comparing the relative public health value of potential interventions and often plan projects based on non-health factors. This paper describes a simple… 

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