The U.S. municipal water landscape is undergoing a transformation as critical infrastructure services — water, gas, and electricity — converge under single investor-owned utility banners. This trend is highlighted by the growing roster of diversified infrastructure service providers owning water and wastewater utilities in the U.S., according to a new report from Bluefield Research. Water Finance & Management10 Jun 2019
Clearford Water Systems Inc. has entered into an agreement to purchase the water and wastewater assets (ASI Water) of ASI Group Ltd., an Ontario-based water and wastewater management business. WaterCanada13 May 2019
The city of Baltimore voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to ban the privatization of its water and sewerage systems, in what supporters say is the first large U.S. jurisdiction to take such a step. Reuters30 Apr 2019
Japanese water is clean and readily available, as evidenced by drinkable tap water and a nearly 100 percent penetration rate. But perhaps less known is the dire decay that has slowly chipped away at its infrastructure, casting doubt on its sustainability. The Japan Times30 Apr 2019
Aqua Pennsylvania is very unhappy with the Chester Water Authority and the city of Chester. The company, a subsidiary of the water and wastewater infrastructure and services provider Aqua America, is naming both as defendants in a lawsuit to block the Chester Water Authority's planned $60 million bailout of the city of Chester. Philadelphia Business Journal30 Apr 2019
Of the 500+ utility acquisitions tracked since 2015, 60% included private sellers.
On 10 June 2019, the Texas Legislature passed HB 3542, which will enable regulated water companies to pay a fair market value (FMV) for the purchase of water and wastewater systems in the state. Prior... »
On 15 March 2018, SJW Group (SJW) and Connecticut Water Service, Inc. (CTWS) announced plans to merge in an all-stock transaction, priced at US$750 million. The deal is pending regulatory approval and... »
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