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U.S. Municipal Utility Operating Expenditure (OPEX) Forecast, 2018-2027

10 September 2018
Data Insight

Public spending on U.S. municipal water and wastewater systems has climbed steadily over time, driven by rising labor costs, increasing material prices, and growing demand to maintain aging, less efficient, networks and plants. The impact has been an increase in annual operating expenditures (OPEX) by 57% since 1990, reaching a current US$79 billion per year.

This Data Insight provides a forecast of the municipal water utility landscape in the U.S. over the next ten years.  Operating expenditures are broken down by a regional and state-by-state basis, providing an in-depth look at both historical and projected expenditures.

Bluefield surveyed the financial reporting data of 70 major U.S. utilities, including at least one in each of the 50 states to track operating expenses and trends for water and wastewater utilities.

 



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