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15 May 2022

PFAS: Drinking Water Treatment Regulations, Technologies, and Remediation Forecasts 2022–2030 
Highly affected U.S. states, such as Michigan, New York, and New Jersey have sought to implement their own regulatory limits on PFAS concentrations in drinking water ahead of a slower moving federal government. Now, with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the position to crack down on these chemicals in various water sources, including implementing drinking water maximum contaminant levels for PFOA & PFOS by Fall 2023, all states find themselves in the position of growing PFAS remediation need.

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Geography Plays Potential Role in Water IOU Mitigation Strategies for PFAS 

With state and federal governments increasing their focus on PFAS regulations, public water systems, including investor-owned utilities, will need to make significant investments to meet...
21 Apr. 2022
Research NoteBrief research summaries on single topic or recent event
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Water Mergers & Acquisitions: Trends and Deal Flow, Q1 2022 

The 2021 year was marked by key factors shaping M&A across the global water landscape: a broader economic lift created by vaccine deployments, a mounting...
4 Mar. 2022
Quarterly ReviewReviews of the research of the past quarter, trends and insights
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U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Q1 2022 

2021 will go down as the most active year for utility acquisitions in Bluefield’s U.S. private water market records to date. The number of approved...
28 Feb. 2022
Quarterly ReviewReviews of the research of the past quarter, trends and insights
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NextEra Signals Approaching Water-Energy Convergence 

On 20 October 2021, during its third-quarter earnings call, NextEra Energy Inc.’s management team announced the acquisition of 17 regulated water and two wastewater utility...
4 Nov. 2021
Research NoteBrief research summaries on single topic or recent event
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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
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Water M&A: Technology, Equipment, Services Trends, and Deal Flow, Q4 2020 

COVID-19’s effects are still working their way through the markets and impacting deal flow, leaving significant uncertainty as to the severity and spread of impacts...
29 Dec. 2020
Quarterly ReviewReviews of the research of the past quarter, trends and insights
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Is a Municipal Water Ownership Shakeup on the Horizon? 

Bluefield's water experts recently presented a webcast for clients assessing the impact of COVID-19 on the private water sector. The discussion addresses key questions
15 May. 2020
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U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook Q2, 2020 

The first quarter of 2020 signals increasing opportunities for growth across the U.S. private water market as water & wastewater systems contend with the public...
30 Apr. 2020
Quarterly ReviewReviews of the research of the past quarter, trends and insights
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Covid-19 Sets Stage for Water & Wastewater Utility M&A 

As implications of the coronavirus pandemic continue to unfold across the U.S., and around the world, essential water & wastewater service providers are facing unforeseen...
7 Apr. 2020
Research NoteBrief research summaries on single topic or recent event
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Big Deals Hard to Come by in Municipal Water 

At the close of 2019, two large municipal utility acquisitions were taken off the table underscoring the challenges of large deals involving municipal systems. On...
23 Jan. 2020
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