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Bluefield report examines average monthly water, sewer charges across U.S.

Bluefield report examines average monthly water, sewer charges across U.S.

December 6, 2023 at 10:47 am 0 comments

According to a new report from Bluefield Research, the combined water and sewer bill for a typical U.S. household has increased by 56% since 2012, or 4.2% annually. The report is Bluefield’s U.S. Municipal Water & Sewer: Annual Utility Rate Index, 2023, an annual report thatRead More

The Future of Water: In the Challenges, Lie the Opportunities

The Future of Water: In the Challenges, Lie the Opportunities

August 21, 2023 at 9:12 am 0 comments

By Steph Aldock When we think about the water industry, many of the challenges are not new. It feels like every year, the American Society of Engineers gives U.S. water infrastructure a failing grade. These age-old issues are compounded by short-term pressures such as recessionaryRead More

Pipe Market Turns to New Materials to Address Aging Water Infrastructure

Pipe Market Turns to New Materials to Address Aging Water Infrastructure

February 19, 2020 at 11:35 am 0 comments

Municipal pipe market spend makes up 30 percent of overall utility CAPEX for water infrastructure. In part, to address aging pipes, bursts, and other leakage management issues, the pipe market is turning to new materials (plastic) and new technologies (trenchless). More than $234 billion (USD)Read More

Report: $234 billion in spending expected over next decade for municipal pipe networks

Report: $234 billion in spending expected over next decade for municipal pipe networks

November 14, 2019 at 11:33 am 0 comments

More than $234 billion of capital expenditures (CAPEX) are expected over the next 10 years to address aging municipal water and wastewater pipe network infrastructure, according to a new forecast from Bluefield Research. Precipitated by decades of underinvestment, municipal utilities are under increasing pressure toRead More

Forecast: 10-year CAPEX for U.S. water utilities could reach $629 billion

Forecast: 10-year CAPEX for U.S. water utilities could reach $629 billion

September 30, 2019 at 10:02 am 0 comments

According to a new forecast from Bluefield Research, municipal utilities in the United States are expected to spend $629 billion on capital expenditures (CAPEX) over the next decade to address increasing demands on water and wastewater infrastructure. While the baseline forecast projects a 2.6 percentRead More

‘Intelligent water’ could save U.S water utilities $17.6 billion, report says

‘Intelligent water’ could save U.S water utilities $17.6 billion, report says

June 19, 2019 at 9:00 am 0 comments

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 ofRead More

New report highlights acquisition trends in the U.S. water market

New report highlights acquisition trends in the U.S. water market

June 10, 2019 at 5:13 am 0 comments

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 theRead More

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Report: Annual OPEX for water and wastewater utilities nearing $100 billion

September 24, 2018 at 12:18 pm 0 comments

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. At this currentRead More

Report: SRF requests increase 25 percent over last year

Report: SRF requests increase 25 percent over last year

June 11, 2018 at 7:20 am 0 comments

New data shows that requests to fund water and wastewater infrastructure projects through the U.S. EPA’s administered State Revolving Fund (SRF) program have increased 25 percent since last year. For the most recent cycle, 2017/2018 fiscal year, $26.9 billion has been requested for drinking waterRead More

Advanced asset management poised to drive $41 billion in savings, report says

Advanced asset management poised to drive $41 billion in savings, report says

May 7, 2018 at 12:11 pm 0 comments

According to a report from Bluefield Research, smarter, more advanced asset management strategies could save water utilities $41.9 billion in capital expenditures by 2027. These savings stem from the proliferation of new technology solutions and companies adjusting their business models to serve the municipal water sector. Utilities relyRead More