Bluefield Research: Crumbling Public Water Infrastructure Signals Larger Role for Private Participation

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Private participation in U.S. municipal water markets is poised for expansion, according to a new report, from Bluefield Research. Municipalities and local authorities are showing an increasing reliance on investor-owned utilities and private players for the ownership, management, and operations of public water and wastewater systems. This market shift comes amidst a growing water infrastructure investment gap exceeding US$532 billion over the next decade. “Municipalities are approaching a breaking point as utility assets reach the end of their useful lives. They must now seek-out alternative solutions for funding and technical expertise,” says Keith Hays, Vice President of Bluefield Research.

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