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Insight Report
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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USDA Rural Development Water & Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development provides low-interest, long-term loans and grants to fund water and wastewater related projects in rural communities. In...
1 Dec. 2021
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State Revolving Funds 

The most recent needs survey conducted by the EPA in 2012, estimate that in the next 20 years US$271 billion of capital is needed to...
1 Dec. 2021
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Waters of the United States (WOTUS) 

Due to the frequent changes to the extent of "Waters of The United States" (WOTUS) in the past decade, confusion has arisen as to which...
1 Dec. 2021
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Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) 

WRDAs have profound impacts on who receives federal funding and the expertise of the USACE, and therefore many municipalities are interested due to the economic...
1 Dec. 2021
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Lead and Copper Rule 

Overview The Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) regulates the levels of lead and copper contaminants that can be present in drinking water sources before action must be taken by systems and the public. Lead a...
3 Nov. 2021
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The Clean Water Act (CWA) 

These policy briefs are for US & Canada Municipal Water clients. Overview Originally enacted in 1948 as the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, the Clean Water Act underwent major changes in 1972...
23 Sep. 2021
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