Municipal utilities in the U.S. are forecasted to spend US$629 billion on capital expenditures (CAPEX) over the next decade to address increasing demands on water and wastewater infrastructure. While the baseline forecast projects a 2.6% annual growth rate, in-line with historical trends, Bluefield Research’s scenario analyses highlight a potential US$107 billion swing over the ten-year forecast period.
Bluefield’s new Focus Report details municipal utility CAPEX in 50 states, five U.S. territories, and Washington, D.C., breaking down the forecasted spending across 21 categories (e.g. plants, pipes, pumping stations) that represent the lion’s share of infrastructure investment. Bluefield’s scenario forecasts weigh the impact of dynamic factors, including funding availability, regulatory enforcement, contaminants of concern, and macroeconomic shifts.
- CAPEX Forecasts for 50 U.S. States + D.C. and U.S. Territories
- Forecast Across 21 Infrastructure Segments
- Ten-year Outlook, Including Three Scenarios
- New, Replacement & Rehabilitation Breakout
- Market Drivers & Inhibitors
- Research Methodology with Key Inputs & Assumptions
KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED
- Will historical spending patterns continue to hold true over the next decade?
- How might a recession impact the outlook for these markets?
- How are critical drivers and inhibitors—macro-economic, regulatory, technology, business model—impacting the U.S. outlook?
- How are policies shaping advanced water & wastewater treatment?
- How will capital expenditures differ state-by-state?
- How will anticipated market growth vary by asset category?
- What is the size of the market over the next decade?