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 - Starting a New Business Chapter
The major barriers to enter the Sewage Treatment Facilities industry are posed by government regulation, the high cost of capital equipment, the high cost of research and development to maintain or improve quality standards, and the social and environmental obligations imposed on operators.
The privatization of assets by municipalities does offer opportunities for entry, as does the sale of investor-owned operations. Entry can also be affected by service agreements with existing operators. These agreements take a variety of forms. At their simplest, they involve the provision of services such as maintenance and, at their most complex, the lease and operation of entire sewage systems and treatment plants... purchase to read more