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Water & Wastewater Capital Improvement Plan Outlook: Top 100 U.S. Utility Profiles

Over the 10-year period from 2019 to 2028, total capital expenditures (CAPEX) for the top 100 U.S. utilities are projected to total over US$207 billion.... »


Almost 50 years with The Clean Water Act: Analyzing Federal & State Enforcement Approaches and Trends

The impact of the Clean Water Act (CWA) on U.S. waterways and surface water bodies has been significant over the last 47 years and one that should not be overlooked. At its passing in 1972, on the hee... »


U.S. Municipal Water & Wastewater Utility Rate Index, 2019

For the fourth consecutive year, Bluefield Research has embarked upon an analysis of the water and wastewater rates in the U.S. and the impacts on residential bills. Ratepayers represent the primary s... »


Funding U.S. Water & Wastewater Infrastructure: Analyzing Government Sources for Project Development

Municipal utility infrastructure in the U.S. is recognized for its much needed investment across more than 49,000, 18,000, and 2,400 community water, wastewater, and stormwater systems, respectively. ... »


19 Nov 2018
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The U.S. Water Conference Landscape: Focus, Themes, and Corporate Influencers, 2018

Water industry conferences and tradeshows serve as a central meeting point for companies across the value chain to showcase their experiences and capabilities, from products-to-services. At the same t... »


18 Oct 2018
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Venture and Growth Capital: Transactions & Trends in Digital Water, 2009-2018

Venture capital continues to emerge as a key financing mechanism to accelerate growth, particularly as academic spin-offs and new market entrants seek to scale in a mature water sector. In recent year... »


Competitive Landscape in Water: Engineering Procurement & Construction Firm Rankings and Positioning, 2018

Engineering procurement and construction (EPC) firms play a pivotal role in the decision-making processes for municipal water and wastewater utilities. While their expansive capabilities range, these ... »


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

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 effi... »


03 Aug 2018
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Global Smart Water: Market Trends, Competitive Shifts, & Project Activity, First Half 2018

In the first half of 2018, Bluefield identified 177 smart water projects, globally, up 4% by over the same period last year. Projects were largely shaped by utility announcements to leverage data driv... »


U.S. EPA Municipal Consent Decrees: Judicial Consent Decree Trends and Planned Investment

The EPA has issued 91 consent decrees for municipal violations of the Clean Water Act since 1998, driving investment in sewer and stormwater infrastructure. Of these consent decrees, systems in 10 st... »


U.S. Municipal Rates: Water & Wastewater Utility Index, 2018

Across the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S., monthly water bills average US$40.35 and monthly wastewater bills average US$56.00.  Combined water and wastewater bills have increased an avera... »


06 Jun 2018
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Water for Hydraulic Fracturing: Market Size, Trends & Forecasts, 2018-2027

The hydraulic fracturing sector’s call for water management solutions continues as the resurgence of drilling activity has been maintained over the past 24 months. Signals from energy markets are p... »


04 Jun 2018
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U.S. EPA Industrial Consent Decrees: Sector Impacts, Trends, and Penalties

The EPA has issued 112 consent decrees since 1999 to industrial companies violating the Clean Water Act, resulting in approximately US$6.5 billion in civil penalties and US$2.7 billion in compliance c... »


U.S. Municipal Wastewater Reuse: Project Pipeline Segmentation & Analysis, 2018-2030

Bluefield’s database of planned reuse projects stands at 735 projects across 20 states with a combined capacity of 11.4 million m3/d. For the first time, this includes projects in two new states, N... »


State Revolving Fund Budget Allocations, 2017-2018: National Trends and Project Analysis

State revolving funds make up an average of 17% of total public spending on water and wastewater infrastructure  annually. In FY 2017 / 2018, state revolving funds will distribute over... »


Outsourcing O&M for Water & Wastewater Utilities: Contracts, Competitive Landscape, and Trends

Companies across the water sector value chain are leveraging their positions to build a presence in water and wastewater utility O&M operations. Third-party, private firms in the U.S. currently o... »


Global Smart Water: Market Trends, Competitive Shifts, & Project Activity, Year-End 2017

In 2017, Bluefield tracked 264 smart water projects globally, up 11% from 238 projects in 2016. The metering, asset and network management segments saw the largest increase. Smart water project announ... »


U.S. Investor Owned Water Utilities: M&A Deals and Trends, Year-End 2017

In 2017, the water industry completed more than US$2.11 billion of investor-owned utility (IOU) acquisitions — across 90 deals. Another 65 pending deals worth US$308 million are still awaiting r... »




Municipal utility focus on resiliency, aging water infrastructure drives 10-Year, $234 billion Pipe Network Forecast hubs.ly/H0lNfpv0 #WaterInfrastructure #PipeNetwork #WaterResiliency pic.twitter.com/dFV8GJWb9A

13 Nov 2019 Municipal utility focus on resiliency, aging water infrastructure drives 10-Year, $234 billion Pipe Network Forecast

12 Nov 2019 The EPA Says We Need to Reuse Wastewater