Water Infrastructure CAPEX Forecasts


Clients rely on our CAPEX forecasts to monitor critical developments in water infrastructure investments.

Bluefield’s team of water experts has transparently revised our ten-year outlook in response to a number of factors including the pandemic, shifting municipal revenues, fluctuating employment, new housing starts, and federal emergency and stimulus funding.

Bluefield’s forecast methodology accounts for historical trends, growth in installed assets, regulatory drivers, and project-specific data to support critical decision-making. Bluefield weighs these factors independently and as a whole to forecast capital expenditures and capacity growth rates.

This data helps our clients address key questions:

  • Which states are projected to invest the most in water and wastewater?
  • What is the breakdown of CAPEX spending by linear and vertical assets?
  • Which pipe and hardware segments will see the most investment and when?

How do I access Bluefield’s CAPEX 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 Does Bluefield update CAPEX data?

Our CAPEX data is updated on an annual basis.

Become a Data Navigator Seat Holder

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