U.S. Municipal Water Infrastructure: Utility Strategies & CAPEX Forecasts, 2018-2027

30 Mar 2018
Available with corporate subscription

We have released a newer version of our Water Infrastructure CAPEX Forecasts . This report is included in with a US & Canada Municipal Insight service subscription. Follow this link to purchase and download.

Over the next decade, municipal utilities have set the stage for over US$683 billion in  capital improvements to address deteriorating piping networks, combined sewer overflows, and rising population demands on treatment plants and distribution networks. The scope of these utility infrastructure improvements varies significantly by region, state, and municipality.

This new report from Bluefield Research analyzes the trends and opportunities for water infrastructure investment across the U.S municipal utility landscape. Central to Bluefield’s 50-state forecast methodology is the analysis of capital improvement plans and spending allocations for utilities in 100 major U.S. cities.

This new report, now available for download, provides:

  • Overview of the U.S. Municipal Water Industry Landscape
  • State by State Infrastructure Forecasts and Data, 2018-2027
  • Emerging Solutions to Closing Water Infrastructure Gap
  • Capital Improvement Plans and Budgets for 100 municipal utilities
  • Regional water and wastewater inputs
  • New vs rehabilitated CAPEX forecasts


  • What is the size and growth potential of the U.S. municipal water infrastructure market?
  • Where is the spend forecasted to take place by state and region?
  • Which utilities are poised for the largest expenditures?
  • How do states and regions vary by new build versus rehabilitation?
  • Which sub-segments represent the largest share of spend: pipes, pumps, or plants?
  • With a shift toward resiliency how are utilities allocating financial resources?
  • What is the impact of consent orders on utility spend over the next decade?
  • Which solutions are emerging to slow the widening infrastructure gap?

Hear highlights from Bluefield’s report in  the April 9 Circle of Blue Podcast (Free)

Companies Mentioned

Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility AuthorityAllegheny County Sanitary AuthorityAnchorage Water and Wastewater UtilityAtlanta Department of Watershed managementAustin WaterBaltimore Department of Public WorksBillings Public Works DepartmentBoard of Public Utilities-Cheyenne Water and Sewer DepartmentsBoard of Water Supply City and County of HonoluluBoise Public Works DepartmentBoston Water and Sewer CommissionBurlington Department of Public WorksCentral Arkansas WaterCharleston Water SystemChicago Department of Water ManagementCity of Cedar RapidsCity of CincinnatiCity of FargoCity of Fort WorthCity of Long BeachCity of Los AngelesCity of PortlandCity of ShreveportCity of Tampa Water DepartmentCity of TulsaCity of WarwickClark County Water Reclamation DistrictCleveland Department of Public UtilitiesCobb County-Marietta Water AuthorityColumbus Department of Public UtilitiesConcord General Services DepartmentDallas Water Utilities DepartmentDenver Department of Public WorksDenver WaterDes Moines Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation AuthorityDes Moines Public Works DepartmentDetroit Water and Sewerage DepartmentDistrict of Columbia Water and Sewer AuthorityDominion EnergyEast Bay Municipal Utility DistrictEl Paso WaterFairfax CountyFalls Church Department of Public WorksFresno Department of Public UtilitiesGreat Lakes Water AuthorityGwinnett County Department of Water ResourcesHonolulu Board of Water SupplyHouston Department of Public Works and EngineeringJackson Department of Public WorksJacksonville Electric AuthorityJefferson County Environmental Services DepartmentKC WaterKing CountyLas Vegas Valley Water DistrictLincoln County Public WorksLittle Rock Water Reclamation AuthorityLouisville Water CompanyLouisville/Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer DistrictMassachusetts Water Resources AuthorityMemphis Public Works DivisionMeridian Public Works DepartmentMetropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater ChicagoMiami-Dade Water and Sewer DepartmentMilwaukee Department of Public WorksMilwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage DistrictMinneapolis Public Works DepartmentMobile Area Water and Sewer SystemMorgantown Utility BoardNashville and Davidson County Metro Water ServicesNew York City Department of Environmental ProtectionNortheast Ohio Regional Sewer DistrictOmaha Department of Public WorksPhiladelphia Water DepartmentPhoenix Water Services DepartmentPima CountyPittsburgh Water and Sewer AuthorityPortland Water DistrictRaleigh Public Utilities DepartmentRiverside Western Municipal Water DistrictSalt Lake City Public UtilitiesSan Antonio Transportation and Capital Improvements DepartmentSan Antonio Water SystemSan Diego County Water AuthoritySan Francisco Public Utilities CommissionSeattle Public UtilitiesSewerage & Water Board of New OrleansSioux Falls Public Works DepartmentSuffolk County Water AuthorityThe Metropolitan DistrictTrenton Public Works DepartmentTucson WaterVirginia Beach Department of Public UtilitiesWashington Suburban Sanitary CommissionWichita Public Works and Utilities DepartmentWilmington Public Works Department