Guest Column | August 11, 2014

Private Water On The Rise As Public Utilities Face Growing Debt


By Keith Hays, Vice President, Bluefield Research

A yawning investment gap in U.S. water infrastructure is creating new opportunities for private sector participation. Private water utilities in the U.S. (e.g., American Water, United Water, Aqua America) currently serve nearly 50 million customers across all 50 states, or 16 percent of the total U.S. water market, and are poised for a new growth period.