Third-Party O&M for Water and Wastewater Utilities
Private participation in water & wastewater takes many forms, from private system ownership and concessions to third-party operations & maintenance (O&M) contracts.
Enabled by lower barriers to entry across a fragmented addressable market, O&M providers represent the lion’s share of private participation by systems. Of the 2,073 concessions, O&M contracts, and IOU acquisitions identified by Bluefield, 75% of the total is for O&M.
In this Data Insight, Bluefield has identified 114 service providers and segmented them into four groups: investor-owned utilities, diversified water players, regional players, and local players. Contracts for these players are broken out by geography, system size by population served, and system type (water & wastewater).
In-depth competitive analysis in this report zeroes-in on 24 strategic players—those which provide O&M services across multiple systems and geographies.
In this Data Insight, Bluefield Water experts analyze:
- O&M contract market landscape
- Key trends and competitive positions for O&M players
- Size of the O&M contract market