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Risk Spotting in the Face of Recession: Municipal Water & Wastewater Pain Points

24 October 2019
Research Note

By September of 2019, the U.S. economy had grown for 123 straight months—the longest period on record. Recent indicators, however, signal that a potential shift is underway, which is beginning to influence strategic planning across the water industry value chain.

In this Research Note, Bluefield’s water experts analyze:

  • Historical impact of prior economic downturns on utility expenditures for water and wastewater infrastructure
  • Economic indicators signaling a downturn
  • The potential impact of a recession on municipal utility infrastructure spend
  • Potential commercial pain points within the municipal sector

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