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U.S. & Canada Municipal Water: Key Trends, Deals, and Policy Activity in Water Management, Q2 2023
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recent 7th Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment, there are currently an estimated 9.1 million lead service lines (LSLs) across the country, with Florida estimated to have the greatest number of LSLs at 1.1 million. Through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, US$15 billion in funding will be available over the 2022–2025 period to address LSL replacement.
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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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Seeking Fair Market Value for Water in TexasOn 10 June 2019, the Texas Legislature passed HB 3542, which will enable regulated water companies to pay a fair market value (FMV) for the...
25 Jun. 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
SJW Lands Rare, Cross Country Water Utility DealOn 15 March 2018, SJW Group (SJW) and Connecticut Water Service, Inc. (CTWS) announced plans to merge in an all-stock transaction, priced at US$750 million....
2 Apr. 2018
U.S. Investor Owned Water Utilities: M&A Deals and Trends, Year-End 2017In 2017, the water industry completed more than US$2.11 billion of investor-owned utility (IOU) acquisitions — across 90 deals. Another 65 pending deals worth US$308...
29 Jan. 2018
Municipalities Monetizing Water, Wastewater Assets Under FMV LegislationOn 1 November 2017, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission unanimously approved the US$159 million sale of the wastewater system owned by the Municipal Authority of...
13 Dec. 2017
U.S. Municipal Water & Wastewater: Defining the Addressable Market for Private InvestmentEstablished 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
U.S. Investor-Owned Water Utilities, M&A Deals and Trends, Q4 2017Through Q3 2017, more than US$263 million of IOU acquisitions for 62 deals have been completed. American Water completed three tuck-in acquisitions. Texas and Pennsylvania continue...
15 Oct. 2017
How Widespread are Municipal Water Utility Buy-backs?The Town of Milford, Massachusetts is acquiring its water company--privately-held Milford Water Company for US$63 million. At the center of municipal utility buy-backs
6 Aug. 2017
U.S. Investor-Owned Water Utilities: M&A Deals & Trends, Q3 2017More 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