Can you predict which water pumps are faulty?
Using data from Taarifa and the Tanzanian Ministry of Water, can you predict which pumps are functional, which need some repairs, and which don't work at all? This is an intermediate-level practice competition. Predict one of these three classes based on a number of variables about what kind of pump is operating, when it was installed, and how it is managed. A smart understanding of which waterpoints will fail can improve maintenance operations and ensure that clean, potable water is available to communities across Tanzania.
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Competition End Date:
May 28, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
|This competition is for learning and exploring, so the deadline may be extended in the future.|
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Pump it Up: Data Mining the Water Table: Rules and Terms of Data Use
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