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10 Dec 2019 Data Insight

Third-Party O&M for Water and Wastewater Utilities

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 contrac... »


10 Sep 2019 Data Insight

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.... »


19 Jun 2019 Data Insight

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... »


14 Jun 2019 Data Insight

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... »


03 Apr 2019 Data Insight

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
Data Insight

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
Data Insight

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... »


27 Sep 2018
Data Insight

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 ... »


10 Sep 2018
Data Insight

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... »


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... »


28 Jun 2018
Data Insight

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... »


21 Jun 2018
Data Insight

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... »




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07 Apr 2021 With $1.6 trillion forecasted for total expenditures by end of decade, water utility operations face significant disruption

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