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 SWOT Analysis Chapter
The Sewage Treatment Facilities industry is a mature industry. The industry has experienced significant consolidation and has well-established products and services. Aging infrastructure also weighs on the industry's ability to grow quickly. Industry value added (its contribution to the overall economy) is anticipated to grow an annualized 1.4% in the 10 years to 2018, while US GDP is forecast to grow an annualized 2.1% in the same period. Hence, the industry's importance in the economy is expected to remain relatively stable.
Acquisition activity has not always been a salient feature of the industry. The industry is undergoing considerable change, and consolidation is occurring. Private entities hoping to get into the industry are taking over publicly owned wastewater operations... purchase to read more