According to a new report by Arcadis and Bluefield Research, intelligent water can address two of the biggest challenges facing the U.S. water utility sector today: affordability and resilience.
“The research indicates that only 21 percent of utilities feel they are fully able to cover costs of service,” said Eric Bindler, research director for digital water, Bluefield Research." Water Finance & Management19 Jun 2019
The Great Lakes are an indispensable source of drinking water for more than 48 million people in the U.S. and Canada. But in six large cities on the shorelines, residents are facing a cost crisis. PBS NewsHour12 Mar 2019
Of the issues facing utilities, financing — or lack thereof — ranks at or near the top of most lists. During this Water Talk, Reese Tisdale, President of Bluefield Research, discusses the rise in operating expenses (OPEX) over the past 10 years, explains the reasons and repercussions, and forecasts where costs will go from here. Water Online31 Oct 2018
According to a recent 2018-2027 forecast by Bluefield Research, operating expenditures (OPEX) for water and wastewater utilities continue to climb at a steady clip. Over the last 10 years, utilities’ OPEX has risen 15 percent, reaching the $79 billion mark in 2017. Water Finance & Management24 Sep 2018
The Baltimore County government is refusing to pay a nearly $23 million bill for water supplied by the city’s Department of Public Works in a dispute both sides say they are working to resolve but has dragged on for years The Baltimore Sun17 Aug 2018
New Jersey residents could possibly face a tax on their tap water. State Sen. Bob Smith is proposing a tax on tap water to enhance the state’s water quality, supply, and infrastructure projects. CBS Philly23 Jul 2018
Record-high prices of water rights in the state are driving up the costs. This year, the market price of one unit of water, which is roughly enough to supply 2 single-family homes each year, from the Colorado-Big Thompson Project hit $30,000. KUNC22 Jun 2018
In recent years, towns have been more receptive to selling their water systems to private companies, said Reese Tisdale, president of Bluefield Research, a Boston firm that analyzes the water market. Through September, Bluefield has tracked 62 private acquisitions of community water systems Chicago Tribune28 Dec 2017
The state Public Utility Commission on Thursday approved a 9.4 percent rate increase for customers of Pennsylvania American Water Co., less than the 16.4 percent increase the company initially requested. The Inquirer08 Dec 2017
A small rate increase for residential customers next year coupled with a more substantial hike for commercial customers will fulfill a three-year plan to equalize rates and repair infrastructure, Erie County Water Authority officials say. Buffalo News21 Nov 2017
Countries need to quadruple spending to $150 billion a year to deliver universal safe water and sanitation, helping to reduce childhood disease and deaths while boosting economic growth, said the World Bank. VoA04 Sep 2017
Selectmen at Tuesday's meeting will hear details about proposed water and sewer rate hikes sought by the town manager and the department of public works director that would incrementally increase water use rates by 44 percent. MassLive02 Sep 2017
Residential water and wastewater bills have progressively increased by 5.7 percent annually over the past five years, outpacing average annual income growth (5 percent) and inflation (1.9 percent) and magnifying the financial challenges facing municipal water utilities. Water Finance and Management11 Jul 2017
Water and wastewater bills for a typical U.S. household amount to US$43.02 and US$60.87 per month.
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... »
Companies are applying advanced data and analytics solutions to make more informed decisions across water, wastewater, and stormwater. This presentation by Bluefield President Reese Tisdale, first giv... »
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