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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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Utility Staffing, Hiring Challenges Drive Demand for Third-Party Digital Water ServicesAs utilities move to digitalize their networks, they increasingly seek employees with the technical skills to implement, operate, and maintain digital hardware and software. However,...
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Cybersecurity Threats Materializing for Digital WaterOn 5 February 2021, the city of Oldsmar, Florida experienced a cybersecurity breach at its water treatment plant. Hackers accessed the plant’s supervisory control and...
10 Mar. 2021
Water M&A: Technology, Equipment, Services Trends and Deal Flow, Q3 2020The impacts of COVID-19 are still working their way through the markets and potentially impacting deal flow, leaving significant uncertainty in the near to medium...
30 Sep. 2020
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20 May. 2020
Digital Water: Key Trends, Project Activity, and Market Outlook Q2, 2020The first quarter of 2020 kicked off what could otherwise have been a banner year for the global digital water market, before the outbreak of...
8 May. 2020