Cleaning up: Consumption growth will fuel revenue and private companies will expand

The Sewage Treatment Facilities industry market report contains data and analysis of the most influential current and future trends shaping the industry. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical, user-friendly format, and provides growth and profit forecasts for a five-year outlook period.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Wastewater volumes will increase as consumption expands, benefiting the industry
  • Adverse weather conditions, such as droughts and floods, affect industry productivity
  • Shifts in demand toward sustainable living will decrease water consumption
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Revenue for the Sewage Treatment Facilities industry has grown over the five years to 2017. Waste volumes have increased since 2012 as consumers and businesses generated more wastewater during the economic expansion. In turn, operators sought rate increases from public utility commissions (PUCs), which were approved and then passed on to the industry's customers, boosting profit margins and revenue. The industry will grow substantially over the five years to 2022 as growth in the US economy solidifies, driving consumption upward across many sectors of the economy. Wastewater volumes will increase as consumption expands among households and businesses.

    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The major barriers to entry in the Sewage Treatment Facilities industry are posed by government regulation, the high cost of capital equipment, the high cost of research and development to maintain or improve quality standards and the social and environmental obligations imposed on operators. The privatization of assets by municipalities does offer opportunities for entry, as does the sale of investor-owned operations. Entry can also be affected by service agreements with existing operators and public utility commissions. These agreements take a variety of forms. At their simplest, they involve the provision of services such as maintenance and, at their most complex, the lease and operation of entire sewage systems and treatment plants. Ove

    Additional Insights for the Sewage Treatment Facilities Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Sewage Treatment Facilities Industry are

  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • Access to multiskilled and flexible workforce
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of households and Demand from water supply and irrigation systems in the Sewage Treatment Facilities industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Sewage Treatment Facilities Industry?

    This industry operates sewage systems or sewage treatment facilities that collect, treat and dispose waste. The industry includes both public and private sector operators.

    Industry Products
    Sewage treatment
    Other services
    Industry Activities
    Sewage system operation
    Sewage treatment plant operation
    Disposal of treated waste (sewage)

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of households
  • Demand from water supply and irrigation systems
  • Value of utilities construction
  • Average annual precipitation

  • Current Performance
  • Waste prices rise
  • The push to privatize
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Rate upside
  • Operating privately
  • Finding funding
  • Table: Sewage Treatment Facilities Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Sewage Treatment Facilities Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail Trade

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electric Power Transmission
  • Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Oil & Gas Pipeline Construction
  • Water & Sewer Line Construction

  • Products & Services
  • Sewage treatment
  • Other services
  • Chart: Sewage Treatment Facilities Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households
  • Government
  • Commercial sector
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Sewage Treatment Facilities Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesRent and utilitiesDepreciationWagesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Sewage Treatment Facilities

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Sewage Treatment Facilities Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    American Water Works Company Inc.
  • Table: American Water Works Company Inc. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Sewage Treatment Facilities Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Sewage Treatment Facilities Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Number of households (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Public Utility Commission (Puc)
  • A state or local-level government entity that sets the rates industry players can charge for sewage services.
  • Settling Ponds
  • Small bodies of water at industry facilities that, through a variety of added chemicals, render the wastewater safe for discharge into waterways, use in fertilizer and placement in landfills.
  • Wastewater
  • Water that has already been used and discharged; also known as sewage.
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    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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