Flowing water: The industry will consolidate, bolstering operating efficiency and revenue growth

The Water Supply and Irrigation Systems industry has performed well over the past five years. Population growth, as well as greater incidences of drought and other adverse weather conditions, have increased demand for water supplied by industry operators. In the coming years, per capita water consumption is forecast to decline, as increasing concerns regarding water conservation drive policy aimed at reducing consumption. However, while per capita consumption rates are expected to decline, aggregate water consumption is forecast to expand as the population and economy grow...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$73bn
Annual Growth 11-16
1.3%
Forecast Growth 16-21
Profit
Employment
232,714
Businesses
59,134
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Many public utility commissions increased water rates to curb overconsumption
  • Public water supply entities have increasingly become privatized over the past five years
  • Per capita water consumption is expected to decrease as a result of conservation measures
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Water Supply and Irrigation Systems industry is very capital intensive, with the average industry operator spending an estimated $1.01 on capital for every dollar spent on labor. The infrastructure required to supply the entire American populace with a reliable and sufficient water supply is massive, including a series of dams, pumping stations, water treatment plants and a huge distribution system of pipes. A large amount of capital must be invested to ensure that this system functions properly, as the consequences of failure can be catastrophic, with the potential of depriving populations of water or spreading serious water-borne illnesses. Ind...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Water Supply & Irrigation Systems Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Water Supply & Irrigation Systems Industry are

  • Optimum capacity utilization
  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Local and state government investment and Number of households in the Water Supply & Irrigation Systems industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Water Supply & Irrigation Systems Industry?

    Establishments in this industry operate water treatment plants and water supply systems. Infrastructure overseen by industry operators include, pumping stations, aqueducts and distribution mains. While the vast majority of industry operators are government entities, private companies are becoming increasingly prevalent within the industry. Only those irrigation systems supplied by public water supply systems are accounted for in this report, a small share of national irrigation activity.

    Industry Products
  • Water supply from the Southeast
  • Water supply from the West
  • Water supply from the Southwest
  • Water supply from other regions
  • Irrigation
  • Industry Activities
  • Operating water-treatment plants
  • Operating water-pumping stations
  • Operating aqueducts
  • Operating water-distribution mains
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Local and state government investment
  • Number of households
  • Average annual precipitation
  • Agricultural price index

  • Current Performance
  • Growth in water demand
  • Privatization and consolidation
  • Profit growth
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Rate increases
  • Industry consolidation
  • Table: Water Supply & Irrigation Systems Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Water Supply & Irrigation Systems Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Retail Trade
  • Public Administration
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Chemical Wholesaling
  • Electric Power Transmission
  • Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Water & Sewer Line Construction

  • Products & Services
  • Water supply from other regions
  • Water supply from the Southeast
  • Water supply from the West
  • Water supply from the Southwest
  • Irrigation
  • Other
  • Chart: Water Supply & Irrigation Systems Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households
  • Commercial businesses
  • Industrial markets
  • Public sector use
  • Agriculture
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Water Supply & Irrigation Systems Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciationOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Water Supply & Irrigation Systems

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Water Supply & Irrigation Systems 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 Water Supply & Irrigation Systems 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 Supply & Irrigation Systems Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Annual Average Rainfall (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Environmental Protection Agency (Epa)
  • A federal agency that regulates the industry through water-quality standards.
  • Public Utility Commission (Puc)
  • A local or state level commission that accept or reject applications for water-supply rate increases.
  • Wastewater
  • Water that has already been used and discharged.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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