Average water losses are approximately 14% in the U.S, which translates into more than $6 billion in economic costs per year.
Delving deeper into non-revenue water by system owner, the bottom-up data highlights clear differences in water and financial losses when comparing large & small munis, smaller private systems, and investor owned utilities.
A report from Bluefield Research indicates that U.S. utilities lose 15% of their water each year to leaks, but deteriorating pipes can also cause health concerns or issues with color, clarity and taste. The rehabilitation of pipelines is the fastest growing capital expenditure for water and wastewater utilities and is expected to more than double by 2028, according to Bluefield’s report. Water and Wastes Digest14 May 2021
As one of many ripple effects of COVID-19, capital investment in water and wastewater infrastructure is expected to see some setbacks due to reductions in revenue and cash flow during the pandemic. But a recent Bluefield report, Trenchless Players Move To Redefine Pipe Market: Forecasts, Competitive Positioning, And Water Market Trends, highlights a brighter picture for the growth of trenchless technology in pipeline repair expenditures, thanks to its cost-effective approach for meeting pent-up demand. Water Online23 Nov 2020
The combination of financial upheaval and aging pipe infrastructure for water and wastewater utilities presents a unique opportunity for trenchless technology solutions providers to expand their market positions, according to a report by Bluefield Research. Water and Wastewater Digest24 Sep 2020
Bluefield’s team of water experts identified two acquisitions in October 2020 that further highlight growing interest in the trenchless water & wastewater pipe rehabilitation segment. The most notable of the two deals... »
The 2.2 million miles of drinking water pipe and 1.8 million miles of wastewater pipe installed across the U.S. vary significantly in age and material type. With current annual replacement rates less than 1% and looming ... »
The 2.2 million miles of drinking water pipe and 1.8 million miles of wastewater pipe installed across the U.S. vary in material type depending largely on when and where the pipe was installed. As new materials replace... »
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