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

The Water Supply and Irrigation Systems industry has modestly grown 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 fall, aggregate water consumption is forecast to expand as the population and economy grows...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

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

    Water supplyThe main service offered by this industry is the supply of water through the operation of public water supply systems, which generates 93.0% of overall industry revenue. Water supply can be broken down into ground water (26.0%) and surface water (67.0%). Purchased water is water that is purchased from another supplier when a utility company is over capacity, accounting for the remaining 7.0% of industry revenue. Water-supply companies locate near key markets and supply water to their customers. As a result, the location of large water-supply services follows population patterns and operators set up shop near large groups of people. Climatic conditions also play a role in location, and operators gravitate to abundant sources of water. Thi...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
  • Ground water
  • Surface water
  • Purchased water
  • 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
  • Diminished profit
  • 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
  • Surface water
  • Ground water
  • Purchased water
  • Chart: Water Supply & Irrigation Systems Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households
  • Commercial businesses
  • Public sector use
  • Industrial markets
  • Other markets
  • 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
  • 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
    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 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
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Average Annual Precipitation (2008-2022)

  • 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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