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Segmenting Utility CAPEX: U.S. Municipal Water Infrastructure Forecast, 2019-2028

02 August 2019
Focus Report

New Focus Report to be released in September: Special pre-pub pricing available now. (Report included with US & Canada Municipal Insight service subscription).

Municipal water & wastewater utilities are increasingly compelled to take on a wider range of complex challenges, from rehabilitating aging systems to addressing emerging contaminants.

By building on a foundational understanding of historical trends, distribution & collection network assets, and treatment facilities in 50 states and six U.S. territories, Bluefield’s team of water experts forecasts annual capital expenditure (CAPEX) in the U.S. to reach US$69.9 billion by 2028.

Bluefield’s upcoming Focus Report weighs the impact of dynamic factors, including funding availability, regulatory enforcement, contaminants of concern, and macroeconomic shifts that are detailed in forecast scenarios.


  • 50+ page PDF Report
  • CAPEX Forecasts for 50 U.S. States + D.C. and U.S. Territories
  • Forecast Across 30 Infrastructure Segments
  • Ten-year Outlook, Including Three Scenarios
  • New, Replacement & Rehabilitation Breakout
  • Market Drivers & Inhibitors
  • Research Methodology with Key Inputs & Assumptions


  • What are the ten-year annual capital expenditures by state and region?
  • How are critical drivers and inhibitors—macro-economic, regulatory, technology, business model—impacting the U.S. outlook?
  • Which capital segments—vertical assets (e.g. plants), linear assets (pipe networks)–—and subsegments are poised for higher growth?
  • How is geography and location (e.g. urban, rural) shaping new-build vs. system rehabilitation spending?
  • Which states and U.S. territories are ranked highest in year- over-year CAPEX?


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