Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Although consumers are more environmentally aware, their goals of using less water have yet to be substantiated. During the recession, the amount of wastewater used actually increased for households and businesses. In turn, operators sought rate increases from public utility commissions to increase profit margins on higher volumes of wastewater. In the next five years, a lack of government funding will provide further opportunities for private-sector operators as the consumption of wastewater continues to rise... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The Southeast region accounts for the largest share (30.4%) of industry establishments in the United States. The Southeast's share of industry revenue is higher than its share of population (25.4%), reflecting high business activity in the region. The Great Lakes (17.5%), Mid-Atlantic (15.5%) and Southwest (10.1%) regions follow behind the Southeast in regard to share of industry establishments.
In the Great Lakes, the share of establishments is greater than the corresponding share of population... purchase to read more