Municipal Water Utility OPEX Forecasts


Clients rely on our OPEX forecasts to understand the opportunities and risks of utility markets.

Our OPEX data provides an unparalleled view into the costs of operation for water utilities in North America. Our coverage stems from labor cost, to software and digital tech, to energy costs.

Bluefield’s 10-year OPEX market outlook is supported by a transparent research methodology for water & wastewater segments. Clients rely on our OPEX data for key benchmarks against which they can compare their expenditures by geography and system size.

This data helps our clients address key questions:

  • How has OPEX changed over the past decade?
  • Where are utilities spending the most?
  • What factors impact a utility’s OPEX spending?

How do I access Bluefield’s OPEX data?

Client access to Bluefield’s CAPEX data is available with a Municipal Water Corporate Subscription.

Can I download the raw data?

As a Data Navigator seat holder, you can download the raw data in CSV format.

How often is Bluefield’s OPEX data updated?

Our OPEX data is updated on an annual basis.

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Bluefield’s Data Navigator platform offers layers of water market intelligence that have a positive impact on our business development strategy. The ability to drill down to the project level in capital improvement plans [CIP], while understanding a larger scope, allows us to efficiently evaluate addressable and identifiable opportunities with greater confidence.

Manager, Water Markets & Strategy, Kiewit