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 Key Buyers Chapter
Concentration in the Sewage Treatment Facilities industry is low because the industry is highly fragmented. Most sewage treatment facilities are locally operated by governments and municipalities and tend not to extend outside of the areas they serve. The top four companies account for less than 10.0% of industry revenue.
Significant consolidation has occurred as private firms have entered the industry at accelerating rates. While it is not likely that this activity will dramatically increase the industry's market share concentration anytime soon because of the high level of industry fragmentation, the market share has increased slightly in the five years to 2014 and will continue doing so during the five years to 2019... purchase to read more