Flood gates: The industry has grown as construction increases have outweighed reduced government spending

After a period of significant decline brought on by the recession, the Water and Sewer Line Construction industry has only recently begun to recover. Nonetheless, a return to buoyant investment conditions across downstream infrastructure markets will drive future growth in the industry. In the short term, industry growth will drive continued recovery in the housing market, with new residential construction necessitating investment in water and sewage lines and new treatment facilities. Long-term population growth and heightened regulatory requirements will also propel industry growth. Furthermore, regulation will drive water and sewer line construction, as environmental mandates force state and local governments to upgrade aging and unsafe infrastructure...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$49bn
Annual Growth 13-18
2.6%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
179,960
Businesses
15,688
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • An accelerated increase in the value of utilities construction is expected to support industry revenue growth
  • Rising private-sector demand has driven industry growth
  • Revenue growth will be driven primarily by a strong uptick in the value of utilities construction
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Water and Sewer Line Construction industry has a medium level of capital intensity. Wages account for a relatively high proportion of revenue compared to spending on machinery and equipment. In 2018, for every dollar spent on wages, $0.13 was allocated toward capital expenditure. Over the past five years, capital intensity has remained unchanged; for every dollar spent on wages in 2013, an estimated $0.13 was invested in capital equipment.Industry requirementsThe basic machinery used by industry operators includes earthmoving equipment such as bulldozers, backhoes, trackhoes, ditching machines and motor graders, along with tunneling and pipeline equipment such as boring machinery. Whi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Water & Sewer Line Construction Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Water & Sewer Line Construction Industry are

  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • Ability to alter range of services in favor of market conditions
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Value of utilities construction and Local and state government investment in the Water & Sewer Line Construction industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Water & Sewer Line Construction Industry?

    This industry comprises contractors that are responsible for the construction, reconstruction and repair of water mains, sewers, drains, aqueducts, pumping stations, treatment plants and storage tanks. It also includes construction management companies and special trade contractors that are involved in water and sewer line construction. All structures that are integral parts of water and sewer networks are included in this industry.

    Industry Products
  • Sewer lines and other sewer infrastructure
  • Water mains and other water supply infrastructure
  • Sewage and water treatment plants
  • Highway-related construction
  • Building-related construction
  • Industry Activities
  • Water main construction
  • Sewer construction
  • Drain construction
  • Water and sewer line construction management
  • Water and sewage treatment plant construction
  • Water and sewer line repair and maintenance
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Value of utilities construction
  • Local and state government investment
  • Population
  • Value of residential construction
  • Yield on 10-year Treasury note

  • Current Performance
  • Downturn cripples downstream markets
  • Stimulus spending provides base for growth
  • Political divisions hamper growth
  • Consolidation, spending and participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Offsetting factors and input prices
  • Population spread spurs growth
  • Regulation necessitates reinvestment
  • Changing business model
  • Table: Water & Sewer Line Construction Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Water & Sewer Line Construction Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • Water Supply & Irrigation Systems
  • Sewage Treatment Facilities
  • Engineering Services
  • Road & Highway Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Concrete Pipe & Block Manufacturing
  • Construction Machinery Manufacturing
  • Heavy Equipment Rental
  • Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing
  • Plastic Pipe & Parts Manufacturing
  • Sand & Gravel Mining
  • Valve Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Water mains and other water supply infrastructure
  • Sewer lines and other sewer infrastructure
  • Sewage and water treatment plants
  • Other
  • Highway-related construction
  • Building-related construction
  • Chart: Water & Sewer Line Construction Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Long-term drivers
  • Short- and medium-term drivers

  • Major Markets
  • State and local government funding
  • Federal government funding
  • Private sector funding
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Water & Sewer Line Construction Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent and utilities
  • Depreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Water & Sewer Line Construction

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Water & Sewer Line Construction Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Water & Sewer Line Construction Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Water & Sewer Line Construction Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Value of Utilities Construction (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Building Information Modeling (Bim)
  • The process of generating and administering an integrated digital model of the physical and functional characteristics of buildings rather than using separate sets of drawings.
  • Consent Decree
  • A judicial judgment that confirms a voluntary agreement by the participants in a lawsuit in which the defendant agrees to take specific actions without admitting fault or guilt for the situation.
  • Construction Management (Cm) At-Risk
  • A type of construction contract that features separate design and construction contracts. Criteria for final selection include factors other than just lowest total construction cost.
  • Design-Bid-Build
  • A type of construction contract that features separate design and construction contracts. The only criterion for final selection is lowest total construction cost.
  • Design-Build
  • A type of construction contract that combines design and construction contracts. The only criterion for final selection is lowest total construction cost.
  • Subcontractor
  • An individual or company hired by a general or prime contractor to perform a specific task as part of the overall project.
  • Tender
  • A written offer or bid to contract goods or services at a specified cost or rate.
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