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Total Addressable Market for Water & Wastewater Utilities: U.S. Benchmarks for Owner Market Share and Consolidation Opportunities
The U.S. water and wastewater landscape is heavily fragmented across 48,587 community water systems serving 313 million people and 23,481 wastewater treatment facilities serving an estimated 267 million people. From municipalities to investor-owned utilities, organizations are evaluating consolidation strategies. Bluefield’s Total Addressable Market analysis sizes this market opportunity and estimates utility ownership of the country’s 183 million customer connections at US$977 billion.
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Brown and Caldwell Stakes Out Digital Water Position With BC BlueOn 23 October 2018, U.S.-based engineering firm Brown and Caldwell (BC) launched BC Blue, repositioning its smart utility services capabilities under a unified brand. In...
6 Dec. 2018
Water for Fracking: Forecasts and Trends in Water Management, Q1 2019The hydraulic fracturing landscape continues to evolve, with water management and related costs playing a more significant role. Bluefield’s team of water experts track the...
13 Feb. 2019
U.S. Private Water Utilities: Drivers, Competitive Landscape and Acquisition Trends, 2019This new Focus Report from Bluefield Research provides an in-depth analysis of the changing investor-owned utility landscape in the U.S., including key policy drivers, M&A...
31 May. 2019
Nutrient Treatment Evolves with New RegulationsAdvanced utility solutions for nutrient pollution impacting U.S. waterways are finding traction in new project developments, such as Missouri American’s Lake Carmel project. This activity...
17 May. 2019
Amidst Pandemic, Bottled Water Underscores Utility Communication ChallengeOn 17 March 2020, three leading North American water industry associations—the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC), the American Water Works Association (AWWA), and the...
15 Apr. 2020
Do Fair Market Value Policies Drive Water & Wastewater Utility Acquisitions?Bluefield has tracked approximately 130 system acquisitions, annually, of which only a share have been executed using Fair Market Value (FMV). Despite being adopted in...
25 Jan. 2021
Industrial Water Trends, Deals, and Policy in Water Management, Q1 2021Corporates make investments in sustainability, growing interest from critical infrastructure companies outside water continues to grow, the future of the auto industry to impact water...
23 Mar. 2021
U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook Q2 2021The first quarter of 2021 built on the momentum of an acquisitive 2020 despite fewer approvals for the publicly traded market leaders. A review of...
14 Jun. 2021
U.S. Smart Water Landscape Taking on New LookFive hardware companies dominate the U.S. water landscape, but larger, diversified companies are entering the fray.
17 May. 2016
Aqua America Accelerates Core Growth StrategyAqua America reported seven acquisitions during the first quarter of 2016. These deals mark an increase in M&A activity.
25 May. 2016