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Portland, Oregon Tops 50 U.S. Cities with $121 Monthly Household Water Bill 

Boston, Massachusetts, 30 November 2023: The combined water and sewer bill for a typical U.S. household has increased by 56% since 2012, or 4.2% annually, according to a new Bluefield Research re...

Lead and Copper Rule Transitions Toward 2024 Deadline 

On 30 November 2023, the EPA announced the proposed Lead and Copper Rule Improvements (LCRI). Among several key provisions, the proposed LCRI would require most water systems to replace 100% of lead services lines within 10 years and prioritizes the identification of service lines with unknown material.

From City to City, Why Are Water Utility Rates So Variable? 

The Future of Water Podcast host, Reese Tisdale, and Senior Water Analyst Charlie Suse, discuss findings and takeaways from Bluefield’s Water & Sewer Rate Index, published earlier this month...

A Multi-Faceted Approach to Asset Management with Tacoma Zach 

Tacoma Zach, Co-founder and CEO of MentorAPM, delves into the problem of prioritization for utilities. Tacoma provides an insightful look at ways utilities can efficiently prioritize their asset manag...

U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Q4 2023 

From Arizona to Massachusetts, deal flow recovers following slowest H1 since 2019. Regulators approved a total of 42 acquisitions by 17 different buyers during Q3, with deal flow recorded across 16 states. While smaller, privately owned water systems remain the primary target for most IOUs, leading IOUs American Water and Essential Utilities have shown a growing appetite for privatizing medium and large systems by leveraging acquisition incentives such as fair market value.