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US & Canada Municipal Water Infrastructure

20 Dec 2019 Research Note

Consolidated Water Diversifies with PERC Water

In Q4 2019, Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. announced the acquisition of a controlling 51% stake in PERC Water Corporation for US$4.1 million.... »


18 Dec 2019 Research Note

Liberty Adds Water in the Empire State

On 20 November 2019, American Water announced the sale of its regulated water operations in New York (New York American Water) to Liberty Utilities, a subsidiary of the Oakville, Ontario, Canada-based... »


17 Dec 2019 Market Insight

Lead Service Lines and Water Infrastructure: Sizing the Market and Drivers for Rehabilitation

Water utilities are responsible for the quality of drinking water at the tap, but the ownership of service lines, which can include lead, is shared, or at least represents the interface, between the m... »


17 Dec 2019 Market Insight

Assessing the U.S. Addressable Market: Nutrient Removal

Nutrient contamination of the U.S. waterways is a growing concern, contributing to an explosion of algal blooms that impact drinking water supplies, recreational water activities, and ecosystem health... »


Third-Party O&M for Water and Wastewater Utilities

Enabled by lower barriers to entry across a fragmented addressable market, O&M providers represent the lion’s share of private participation by systems. Of the 2,073 concessions, O&M contrac... »


06 Dec 2019 Research Note

NW Natural Jumps into Texas Water Market

On 31 October 2019, investor-owned utility (IOU) NW Natural made a move well beyond its current geographic footprint with the acquisition of Texas-based T&W Water Service Company. T&W is a pri... »


Underground Infrastructure: U.S. Water & Wastewater Pipe Network Forecast, 2019-2028

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 decades of u... »


31 Oct 2019 Research Note

Take Two: JEA Seeks Bidders for Water Utility Assets

On 14 October 2019, the JEA (formerly Jacksonville Electric Authority) evaluation committee released the names of eight companies—with one company undisclosed—that expressed interest in purchasing... »


A New DuPont Strengthens Water, Membrane Position

On 3 October 2019, DuPont announced the acquisition of the Evoqua Water Technologies’ MEMCOR® business line. Memcor is a vertically integrated membrane supplier to the municipal and industrial mark... »


29 Oct 2019 Quarterly Insight

U.S. Municipal Water: Key Trends, Policy Activity, and Market Outlook, Q4 2019

This Quarterly Insight highlights key trends in policy, M&A, project development, and strategic shifts impacting municipal water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure investment in the U.S. a... »


24 Oct 2019 Research Note

Risk Spotting in the Face of Recession: Municipal Water & Wastewater Pain Points

By September of 2019, the U.S. economy had grown for 123 straight months—the longest period on record. Recent indicators, however, signal that a potential shift is underway and beginning to influenc... »


24 Oct 2019 Analyst Presentation

Utility Innovation and Business Sustainability: Trends Impacting Utility Business Models

Bluefield President, Reese Tisdale, presented at the Utility Innovation Challenge Series hosted by Arcadis and The Great Lakes Water Authority in Detroit, Michigan on 16 October 2019. Mr. Tisdale’s ... »


22 Oct 2019 Quarterly Insight

U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Q4 2019

The third quarter of 2019 signals increasing opportunities for growth across the U.S. private water market. This quarterly insight highlights key trends, transactions, and competitive shifts in the U... »


16 Oct 2019 Research Note

Central States Water Quietly Builds Utility Platform

Bluefield’s quarterly tracking and analysis of IOU M&A activity in the U.S. has uncovered new market entries for investor-owned utility Central States Water Resources (CSWR).... »


Pentair Water Strategy Breakdown: Remaking Itself Into a Pure-Play Water Company

Pentair has changed into a completely new business, focusing exclusively on the water sector. In doing so, it has also refocused efforts on becoming a market leader in commercial and residential water... »


08 Oct 2019 Research Note

Aqua America Lands Big Fish in Wastewater

On 17 September 2019, Aqua America Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Aqua Pennsylvania Wastewater, signed an asset purchase agreement with the Delaware County Regional Water Quality Control Authorit... »




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