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Quarterly Review
26 May 2023

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 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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Australia Water & Wastewater: Municipal Market Trends, Drivers, and Forecasts 

Over 25 million people receive water services in Australia—84% of which are served by 16 major utilities serving over 100,000 connections each. The combination of...
7 May. 2023
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Europe to Ramp Up PFAS Water Regulations 

On 22 March 2023, the European Union’s European Chemical Agency launched a six-month evaluation to review a proposal for restricting the use of per- and...
4 Apr. 2023
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Fair Market Value: Key Policies, Acquisition Trends, and Companies 

Bluefield has tracked approximately 1,200 water deals submitted for regulatory approval since 2015, with only 8% having been executed using FMV. The legislation has historically...
2 Mar. 2023
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EU’s Sustainability Directive Alters Industrial Water Outlook 

On 5 January 2023, the European Union enacted the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD). Adopted by the European Parliament in November 2022, the directive provides...
6 Feb. 2023
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U.S. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) Update: Key Funding and Policy Developments 

The U.S. EPA is currently on track with IIJA implementation, with announced State Revolving Fund program funding to date totaling approximately 95% of the agency's...
17 Jan. 2023
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Can California Finally Deliver on Proposed Water Infrastructure Projects? 

On 11 August 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a new Water Supply Strategy, Adapting to a Hotter, Drier Future. The plan includes ramping up...
17 Aug. 2022
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Inflation Reduction Act to Alter Industrial Water Demands 

On 6 August 2022, the United States Senate cleared a major legislative hurdle with its passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA). The...
14 Aug. 2022
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Europe Recovery Funds Flow to Water Industry 

From February 2021 through May 2022, the European Commission approved Member State payment requests as part of its Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) with a...
4 Aug. 2022
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EPA Issues PFAS Guidance for Drinking Water 

On 15 June 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released new drinking water lifetime health advisory levels (HALs) for four PFAS compounds. This represents a...
1 Jul. 2022
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The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA): Breaking Down the Water Funding 

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act has set the stage for a new, larger wave of water infrastructure investment. The US$1.2 trillion bill, of which...
16 May. 2022
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