The first quarter of 2020 signals increasing opportunities for private participation across the U.S.municipal water & wastewater landscape. As existing system owners– private and public– contend with the public health, financial, and infrastructure challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the pace of utility acquisitions and outsourced O&M is expected to increase.
With the full social and economic impacts of the virus not reaching the U.S. until the close of the quarter, M&A and market-based business activity through Q1 have proceeded at an expected pace. Once the dust settles from the current economic fallout, Bluefield’s ongoing analysis of private players in water will serve as the benchmark in measure market changes.
In this new Quarterly Insight, Bluefield water experts analyze:
- Market drivers
- Key project announcements
- Market-based business activity
- Evolving policy landscape
- Impacts of COVID-19