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30 Nov 2021

Third-Party O&M for Water and Wastewater Utilities: Contracts, Competitive Landscape, and Trends 
The third-party O&M services segment has garnered significant attention in recent months. The changing market environment presents an opportunity for third-party service providers to capitalize on their applications of technology experiences, geographic coverage, and scale. Bluefield has identified 2,066 O&M contracts from the 1970s to present day. These contracts represent the foundation to a new market sizing based on historical O&M contract trends, systems sizes by population, and contract values.

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Cal Water Jumps on the Texas Bandwagon 

On 4 May 2021, California Water Service Group (Cal Water) announced the formation of a Texas subsidiary, Texas Water Service (TWSC). The San Jose-based investor-owned...
14 Jun. 2021
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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
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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...
10 Dec. 2019
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U.S. Private Water Utilities: Drivers, Competitive Landscape and Acquisition Trends, 2019 

This 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
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Outsourcing O&M for Water & Wastewater Utilities: Contracts, Competitive Landscape, and Trends 

Companies across the water sector value chain are leveraging their positions to build a presence in water and wastewater utility O&M operations. Third-party, private firms in...
1 Mar. 2018
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U.S. Municipal Water & Wastewater: Defining the Addressable Market for Private Investment 

Established investor-owned utility companies – and a host of potential outside financial investors are refining their strategies to expand or develop their positions in U.S water
13 Nov. 2017
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U.S. Investor-Owned Water Utilities: M&A Deals & Trends, Q3 2017 

More than US$187 million of acquisitions for 28 deals were completed in the second quarter of this year. While American Water and Aqua America further built...
2 Aug. 2017
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U.S. Private Water Market: Opportunities & Strategies, 2014 

U.S. private water markets are poised for significant growth. With an infrastructure investment gap of more than US$500 billion for drinking water and wastewater treatment...
21 Jul. 2014
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