Infrastructure Investment

Water infrastructure has been chronically under-funded. According to the most recent Infrastructure Report Card by the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Drinking Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater sectors received grades of C-, D+, and D, respectively. However, recent policy shifts, including federal legislation and increased digitalization of the water sector, are driving innovative infrastructure solutions.

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Federal policy drives new infrastructure investment

The recently passed U.S. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), a US$1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that includes US$550 billion in water & wastewater infrastructure. For water, this is a significant FIRST step to tackle some age-old problems like water quality and aging infrastructure, in addition to the mounting concerns over climate. Given that the funding will be rolled out over five years, this allows critical stakeholders to focus on projects of need rather than those that are “shovel ready.” The new infrastructure investment plan also further cements the State Revolving Fund (SRF) program, the primary means by which the federal and state governments provide financial support to water & wastewater infrastructure projects.  Learn More

A changing pipe market sees growth

Municipal utilities in the United States could be investing over US$104 billion in hardware and equipment by 2030. The myriad of network assets, including pipes, valves, manholes, and fire hydrants, currently makes up approximately 45% of utilities’ capital expenditures, when including labor. Underpinning this growth are new housing starts, a low-interest rate environment, and more recently, the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act.  Learn More

Digital technologies to drive innovative infrastructure

Across 31 developed countries in Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific regions, more than US$2.9 trillion of utility assets—water, wastewater, and stormwater—are under management. Utilities are increasingly turning to advanced asset management solutions to gain efficiencies in operational and capital expenditures. New, more advanced solutions are impacting how utilities plan, design, operate, and maintain critical water infrastructure.  Learn More

Utility CAPEX influenced by economy, material prices

U.S. utilities have set the stage for over US$586 billion in CAPEX—57% wastewater and 43% water. Impacts of recession and growth in housing starts on water & wastewater infrastructure investment, as well as the impact of emerging contaminants regulation, shape Bluefield’s CAPEX outlook from 2021 to 2030. In addition, prices for water & wastewater infrastructure materials have been soaring since the beginning of 2021 due to a combination of pent-up demand, tariffs, and supply-chain bottlenecks resulting from COVID-19.  Learn More



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  • Utility Capital Improvement Plans
  • State Revolving Fund Projects
  • Municipal Water CAPEX and OPEX Forecasts
  • Underground Pipe Network Forecasts
  • Digital Water Market Forecasts

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Board meeting presentations, onsite client workshops, and customer-focused events.

Corporate Subscriptions

Subscribe to receive ongoing, monthly data sets, reports, and insights on key topics related to the technology industry.

Subscription Options

Municipal Water

Providing data sets and market insights for decision makers seeking to better understand and navigate the municipal water landscape.

Digital Water

Analyzing the impact of digital trends and technologies on company strategies and market opportunities.

Global Water

Analyzing the myriad of factors influencing water and wastewater sector investments for municipalities and industrial firms worldwide

Data

Data Navigator

Access to Bluefield’s data platform for more real-time data updates and relevant dashboards.

  • Utility Capital Improvement Plans
  • State Revolving Fund Projects
  • Municipal Water CAPEX and OPEX Forecasts
  • Underground Pipe Network Forecasts
  • Digital Water Market Forecasts

Support & Interaction

Analyst Access

Dedicated team on-call to meet client inquiries, review forecast methodologies, or clarify proprietary data and analysis.

Custom Client Support

Board meeting presentations, onsite client workshops, and customer-focused events.