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 Investment Chapter
The Sewage Treatment Facilities industry is very capital intensive. Most of the industry's assets are in the form of treatment plants, pipes and other infrastructure, and the efficiency with which capital is employed has a substantial effect on costs. Pipes carrying waste, sewage treatment plants and disposal facilities comprise the industry's asset base.
Very large amounts of capital have been, and continue to be, invested in providing sewage treatment facilities in the United States. IBISWorld estimates that for every $1.00 allocated toward labor in 2014, the industry spends $0.85 on capital. Capital intensity is expected to increase as more private firms enter the industry and replace aging assets with new ones... purchase to read more