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Demand for Data to Drive US$92 Billion Investment in Digital Water by 2030 

30 January, 2020, Boston, Massachusetts— Digital water in the U.S. & Canada is forecasted to grow 6.5% annually, far outpacing the growth of the broader municipal water & wastewater sector...29 Jan 2020

Water Management for Hydraulic Fracturing Forecasts Top US$174 Billion

17 December 2019, Boston, Massachusetts: Water management spend for hydraulic fracturing is forecasted to average US$17 billion per year from 2019 through 2028, according to new market forecasts from Bluefield...16 Dec 2019

Municipal utility focus on resiliency, aging water infrastructure drives 10-Year, $234 billion Pipe Network Forecast

13 November 2019, Boston, Massachusetts: More than US$234 billion of capital expenditures (CAPEX) are forecasted over the next decade to address aging municipal water & wastewater pipe network infrastructure. Precipitated by...13 Nov 2019

Embracing innovation, 10-Year Water Infrastructure CAPEX Forecast could reach US$673 billion, based on market conditions

23 September 2019, Boston, Massachusetts – Municipal utilities in the U.S. are forecasted to spend US$629 billion on capital expenditures (CAPEX) over the next decade to address increasing demands on water...23 Sep 2019

U.S. water & wastewater bills climb, exposing questions of affordability

31 July 2019, Boston, Massachusetts–U.S. municipal water & wastewater utility bills increased 3.6% over the last year, according to a new U.S. Municipal Water & Wastewater Utility Bill Index from Bluefield...31 Jul 2019

Report: Intelligent Water could save U.S. water utilities $17.6 billion by 2027

People in the water sector can address pivotal challenges like resilience and affordability in intelligent and sustainable ways, according to a new study by Arcadis and Bluefield Research. HIGHLANDS RANCH,...10 Jun 2019

Diversified Infrastructure Providers Reshaping Private Water Landscape

5 June 2019, Boston, Massachusetts–The U.S. municipal water landscape is undergoing a transformation as critical infrastructure services—water, gas, and electricity—converge under single investor-owned utility banners. This trend is highlighted by the...05 Jun 2019

$25B in government funds deliver critical dollars for water infrastructure in 2018

24 April 2019, Boston, Massachusetts —The federal government’s role in rehabilitating water utility infrastructure in the U.S. is taking on even greater importance as municipalities are challenged to keep pace...24 Apr 2019

Industrial water management surpasses $10 billion, annually; reflecting moves toward greater efficiency

Boston, Massachusetts, 14 December 2018: In 2017, U.S. industry spent $10.2 billion on water management, including water acquisition, treatment, reuse, and discharge. Bluefield Research’s new report, Opportunities in U.S. Industrial Water: Market...13 Dec 2018

Bluefield launches Data Navigator Platform to guide water market decisions


Boston, Massachusetts, 19 November 2018: Bluefield Research, a leading provider of water market insight, has announced the launch of its new data platform for the water industry. Bluefield Navigator brings together relevant...19 Nov 2018

Operating Expenditures for Water and Wastewater Utilities Approaching $100 Billion per year

Boston, Massachusetts, 18 September 2018: Operating expenditures (OPEX) for water and wastewater utilities continue to climb at a steady clip, according to Bluefield Research’s recent 2018-2027 forecast. Over the last ten...18 Sep 2018

States Request $82B for Water Infrastructure, 25% Increase from Prior Year

Boston, Massachusetts, 29-May-2018: New data shows that project requests to fund water and wastewater infrastructure projects through the EPA administered State Revolving Fund (SRF) Program have increased 25% since last year. For...29 May 2018

Advanced Asset Management Strategies to Drive $41 Billion in Water Utility Savings over Next Decade

Boston, Massachusetts, May 3, 2018: Smarter, more advanced asset management strategies will save water utilities US$41.9 billion in capital expenditures by 2027, according to a new report from Bluefield Research. These savings...03 May 2018

CAPEX Forecast for U.S. Water Infrastructure Improvements: $683B by 2027

Boston, Massachusetts, 3 April 2018– Capital expenditures (CAPEX) for U.S. municipal water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure will exceed $683 billion over the next decade, according to new forecasts from Bluefield...03 Apr 2018

Private Players Position to Capitalize on $728 Billion Municipal Water Sector Opportunity

14 November 2017, Boston, Massachusetts: In the wake of tightening municipal budgets, environmental violations, and aging infrastructure, private players are poised to capitalize on struggling water and wastewater utilities. According to...14 Nov 2017

Water reuse capacity to increase 37% over next 10 years as utilities look to mitigate water supply risk

12 September 2017, Boston, Massachusetts: An increasing focus on resiliency and water supply risk is driving investment in water reuse, or reclaimed wastewater solutions. New capacity additions in the U.S. municipal...12 Sep 2017

Household Water, Sewer Bills Outpace Inflation 3X

27 June 2017, Boston, Massachusetts: Residential water and wastewater bills have steadily increased by 5.7% annually over the past five years, outpacing average annual income growth (5%) and inflation (1.9%)...27 Jun 2017

Surge in Hydraulic Fracturing Drives Water Management Spend Toward US$136 Billion

7 June 2017, Boston, Massachusetts – A new wave of drilling activity in the hydraulic fracturing sector has kick-started demand for water management solutions in a sector that was lagging less...07 Jun 2017
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