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

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...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$44bn
Annual Growth 12-17
1.0%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
91,940
Businesses
19,780

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 Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Sewage Treatment Facilities industry has performed well since 2012. Over the five years to 2017, consumer sentiment continued to shift toward water conservation, causing per capita water use to decline. In response, industry operators have pushed through rate increases to offset declining demand during the current period. However, the nature of industry regulation limits the ability of operators to increase fees. Under public utility commissions (PUCs), most companies must apply for a rate increase; regulators then decide whether such increases are warranted. The...purchase to read more.

    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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    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

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    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

  • 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
    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
    American Water Works Company Inc.,
  • Table: American Water Works Company Inc. - financial performance

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Sewage Treatment Facilities Industry
    Includes:
  • 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
    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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