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Research Note
11 Jun 2024

France PFAS Ban Advances Europe Remediation 
On 4 April, the French National Assembly unanimously approved a new bill that bans certain PFAS products as of 1 January 2026. France’s Regional Health Agencies will systematically test for PFAS in drinking water and impose a quality limit of 0.1 μg/L as part of the French PFAS Action Plan 2023–2027.

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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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Municipalities Monetizing Water, Wastewater Assets Under FMV Legislation 

On 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
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U.S. Investor-Owned Water Utilities, M&A Deals and Trends, Q4 2017 

Through 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
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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
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U.S. Investor-Owned Utilities M&A Update: 2013 – Q3 2016 

More than US$448 million of acquisitions for 25 deals have been completed through the first three quarters of this year
10 Nov. 2016
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U.S. Investor-Owned Utilities Quarterly M&A Update 

More than US$384 million of IOU acquisitions across 20 deals have been completed so far in 2016. This year is already on track to surpass...
21 Jul. 2016
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U.S. Private Water Utilities: Market Trends, Strategies, and Opportunities, 2016 

Private water utilities, currently accounting for 15% of the U.S. water market, are poised to take on a much greater role. Deteriorating water infrastructure is...
5 Sep. 2016
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Eversource’s $1.68B Water Deal Indicates Renewed Convergence of U.S. Critical Infrastructure 

One 2 June 2017, Eversource Energy, New England’s largest energy provider, announced plans to acquire Aquarion Water, the region’s largest private water company for $1.68...
8 Jun. 2017
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SJW Lands Rare, Cross Country Water Utility Deal 

On 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
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Seeking Fair Market Value for Water in Texas 

On 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
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