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 Products Chapter
Industry players operate as regulated utilities that receive predetermined rates for wastewater. However, there is an emerging segment of private operators that have acquired facilities from struggling industry players. These players can obtain financing more quickly and use assets more efficiently.
The main service supplied by this industry is sewage treatment, which accounts for the majority of industry revenue (87.0%). Industry players receive wastewater and receive regulated rates for the wastewater they treat. Private-sector operators in the industry earn the bulk of their revenue from sewer system user charges... purchase to read more