Municipal water utilities in Canada are on track to spend C$72 billion over the next decade to expand and upgrade its aging network of water pipes and treatment facilities, representing approximately C$2,500 per person. A critical factor in this growth in capital expenditures is a 7% jump in urban population over the next five years.
At the same time, climate change poses a major risk to traditional utility operations, engineering, and design planning. The government’s plan to stay ahead of deteriorating infrastructure will continue to worsen without a shift towards more innovative solutions and business models.
In this Data Insight, Bluefield provides:
- Bottom Up data including water and wastewater CAPEX plans for Canada’s 13 largest utilities
- Analysis of infrastructure plans for six Canadian provinces, including methodology and assumptions
- Ten year forecasts for each water and wastewater infrastructure segment
- Analysis of demand and market drivers including regional infrastructure, population trends, water conditions and age of networks
- Canada’s water and wastewater municipal utilities are on track to spend C$72 billion over the next decade, representing approximately C$2,500 bill per person to expand and upgrade its aging network of pipes and treatment facilities.
- Analysis of thirteen utilities across Canada shows an average annual combined CAPEX of C$3.46 billion from 2016 through 2025
- Government’s struggle to stay ahead of deteriorating infrastructure will continue to worsen without a shift towards more innovative solutions and business models.