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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 current pace, Bluefield Research forecasts theRead 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 water and another $55.3 billion forRead More

Report: Advanced asset management poised to drive $41 billion in savings

Report: Advanced asset management poised to drive $41 billion in savings

May 7, 2018 at 12:11 pm 0 comments

According to a new 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 rely on asset management solutionsRead More

Report: CAPEX for U.S. water to exceed $683 billion by 2027

Report: CAPEX for U.S. water to exceed $683 billion by 2027

April 9, 2018 at 6:50 am 0 comments

Capital expenditures (CAPEX) for U.S. municipal water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure will exceed $683 billion over the next decade, according to new forecasts from Bluefield Research. “The public’s growing concerns about U.S. water infrastructure are real and increasingly reflected in utility planning documents,” according to Erin Bonney Casey, research director for Bluefield.Read More

Report: Private sector poised to capitalize on billions in municipal water opportunities

Report: Private sector poised to capitalize on billions in municipal water opportunities

November 15, 2017 at 12:27 pm 0 comments

In the wake of tightening municipal budgets, environmental violations, and aging infrastructure, private players are poised to capitalize on struggling water and wastewater utilities. According to a new report, U.S. Municipal Water & Wastewater: Defining the Addressable Market for Private Investment, Bluefield Research estimates the total market value of moreRead More

Report: Water reuse capacity to increase 37 percent over next decade

Report: Water reuse capacity to increase 37 percent over next decade

September 18, 2017 at 10:46 am 0 comments

New capacity additions in the U.S. municipal water sector are forecasted to surpass $21.5 billion (USD) from 2017 to 2027, according to a new report from Bluefield Research, U.S. Municipal Water Reuse: Opportunities, Outlook, & Competitive Landscape, 2017-2027. According to Bluefield, an increasing focus on resiliency and water supply risk isRead More

Philadelphia Launches New Water Pricing Model for Low-Income Residents

Philadelphia Launches New Water Pricing Model for Low-Income Residents

August 16, 2017 at 7:00 am 0 comments

By Erin Bonney Casey The City of Philadelphia has thrust itself into the broader national discussion on the affordability of water with its newly launched and unique water pricing model. In an era of rising water rates and constrained municipal budgets, Philadelphia is adapting to shifting market conditions. The goalRead More

Bluefield: Household water, sewer bills steadily outpacing inflation

Bluefield: Household water, sewer bills steadily outpacing inflation

July 10, 2017 at 10:36 am 0 comments

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. Analysis of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. show combined monthlyRead More

Bluefield: CAPEX for pipe suppliers to hit $300 billion over next decade

Bluefield: CAPEX for pipe suppliers to hit $300 billion over next decade

May 30, 2017 at 7:00 am 0 comments

A new report from Bluefield Research says that heightening concerns about municipal water infrastructure in the United States could position pipe and hardware companies to rack up an estimated $300 billion in forecasted capital expenditures over the next decade. The report, U.S. Municipal Pipe Markets: Trends, Opportunities and a Changing Competitive LandscapeRead More

Esri ArcGIS has become a mission-critical enterprise system for local government and water utilities’ core business processes. The distinction between the software application and the GIS is no longer relevant to an end user. They have become one. This is particularly true for ArcGIS utilized by local government organizations for public asset management.

Report: Forecasted spending on smart water technology tops $20 billion over next decade

May 5, 2017 at 7:30 am 0 comments

The U.S. municipal water sector, which has traditionally been slow to adopt new technologies, sits at the cusp of change with more than $20 billion of forecasted spending on software, data and analytics solutions over the next decade. As a result, more than 40 companies are positioning to deploy state-of-the-artRead More