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

    Bluefield Research, Aug 10, 2016
    Private participation in U.S. municipal water markets is poised for expansion. 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.
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  • 2016 Strategic Directions: U.S. Water Report

    Black & Veatch, Aug 10, 2016
    The Black & Veatch 2016 Strategic Directions: Water Industry report identifies current trends and the ongoing challenges faced by the water industry as infrastructure demands increase and cost remains a top concern. 2016 finds an industry rising to meet perhaps its biggest challenges yet in managing infrastructure maintenance cost, navigating capital investment with limited resources and engaging customers who may be questioning the cost or the safety of their supply.
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  • Kentucky Issues Bonds for Statewide Internet System

    Shelly Sigo, Sep 20, 2015
    Kentucky is financing a statewide high-speed Internet system in a first-of-its kind P3 deal that market participants said should offer higher yield to investors.
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  • America’s Neglected Water Systems Face a Reckoning

    Sep 20, 2015
    Clean, safe drinking water has been available for so long in the U.S. that no one thinks twice about filling a glass of water at the kitchen sink or flushing a toilet. Indeed, for most people the shock would be if any of these conveniences failed to function. But the very longevity that has bred such faith in America’s water systems now threatens its future. Vast networks of underground pipes, often dating back to the 19th century, are nearing or are already past the end of their useful lives. But unless a water main breaks or a street caves in, it is all too easy to ignore the invisible infrastructure slowly crumbling beneath our feet.
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  • Black & Veatch: Drought, Aging Pipes, Customer Habits Test Water Industry, Sep 20, 2015
    Black & Veatch today released its fourth annual Strategic Directions: U.S. Water Industry Report offering insights and analysis of the key issues facing water utilities across the United States. For the fourth straight year, aging infrastructure ranks as the top concern for report participants. Managing operational and capital costs in an era of strong fiscal pressures from weather-related challenges and a changing revenue model rounded out the top three issues. More than 450 water industry participants provided their insights for the report.
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