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Quarterly Review
5 Dec 2022

U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Q4 2022 
The third quarter of 2022 saw an uptick in activity from Q2 2022, with 46 acquisition approvals adding over 79,000 new connections. During the same period in 2021—a banner year for water M&A—there were just 33 deals approved and 19,157 connections added. As system owners face rising costs for maintaining environmental and regulatory compliance, Bluefield speculates a competitive M&A market is driving local players to capitalize on top-dollar purchase prices.

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Regulatory Review: ‘Beast From The East’ Exposes Vulnerabilities Of U.K. Water Companies 

On 19 June 2018, U.K. water sector regulator Ofwat released a review of water company performance during the ‘Beast from the East’, a freeze thaw...
16 Jul. 2018
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CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Digital WaterGlobal Water

California Water Update Shows Project Gains 

Since 1 April 2015, when California’s drought reached a political climax and the governor mandated a 25% cut in water usage for urban utilities, there...
20 Oct. 2015
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Ann Arbor Takes Controversial Approach to New Water, Sewer Rate Structures in Bid for Equity 

On 1 July 2018, Ann Arbor’s new, controversial water rates went into effect. Under the new rate structure, single-family residential customers would pay increasingly higher...
18 Jul. 2018
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Taiwan Industrials Drive Supply Diversification 

In September 2015, the Sewerage System Division of Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, announced a project tender to reclaim effluent from the Fengshanxi municipal wastewater treatment plant...
27 Oct. 2015
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ERI Advances Water For Energy Strategy 

On 20 October 2015, Energy Recovery Inc. (ERI) announced an exclusive agreement with Schlumberger Technology Corp for use of ERI’s VorTeq high pressure hydraulic fracking...
20 Nov. 2015
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New Supply Strategy Surfaces for EPCOR 

On 1 November 2015, EPCOR Utilities Inc. and Arizona’s Maricopa Water District (MWD) signed a 50-year agreement allowing the purchase and treatment of surface water for...
7 Dec. 2015
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Suez Accelerates Digital Water Offering, Completes Stake in Optimatics 

In adding Optimatics to its suite of digital water products for the municipal utility market, Suez further strengthens its capabilities towards strategic design and capital...
10 Oct. 2018
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CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Digital WaterWater M&A

Oil Falls, Private Water Rises in Saudi Arabia 

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Water and Electricity has implemented a water tariff increase to residential customers. This effort to improve cost recovery for water supply...
16 Feb. 2016
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EPA Unveils $271B Wastewater Infrastructure Need 

On 13 January 2016 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced results from the 2012 Clean Watersheds Needs Survey (CWNS), finding that US$271 billion is required...
26 Feb. 2016
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Veolia Expands Offering to Nuclear Facilities 

On 3 February 2016 Veolia announced the acquisition of California-based Kurion for an estimated US$350 million. The move bolsters Veolia’s water and wastewater services for...
29 Feb. 2016
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