More than US$234 billion of capital expenditures (CAPEX) are forecasted over the next decade to address aging municipal water & wastewater pipe network infrastructure. Precipitated by decades of underinvestment, municipal utilities are under increasing pressure to address deteriorating linear assets at a faster pace.
This ‘Focus Report ’ forecasts the capital expenditures (CAPEX) and factors shaping the rehabilitation, replacement, and new build across an existing network of 3.2 million miles of linear assets.
- Ten-year Annual CAPEX Forecast
- Forecast Methodology & Assumptions
- Pipes by Material Type & Diameter
- Network Hardware: Valves, Fittings, Hydrants, Manholes
- State-by-State Geographic Segmentation
- Market Drivers & Shifts (e.g. Housing Starts, Population)
KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED:
- What factors drive replacement, rehabilitation, and greenfield network CAPEX?
- How are U.S. pipe distribution & collection networks segmented, geographically?
- What are the emerging trends and market disruptors?
- Which pipe materials will gain market-share over the next decade?
- How are associated hardware impacted by network growth?
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section 1: Drivers for Change in Distribution & Collection Network Infrastructure
- Anticipating Climatic Events Mitigates Utility Risks
- Drought, Wastewater Reuse Sparks New Pipe Network Build-out
- Utilities Caught Out in the Cold
- Population, Demographic Shifts Signal Demand Changes
- Aging Infrastructure & Deferred Investment
- New Network Additions Driven by Housing Starts
- Tracking Housing Starts for Greenfield Opportunities
- Breaking Down Population Demands: Urban vs. Rural
- Municipal Material Preferences, Procurement Policies Shape Market Opportunities
Section 2: Forecast Methodology & Assumptions
- Building on the Existing Asset Base
- Determining Rates of Change
- Geographic Inputs Shape Variability
- Diverging Material & Hardware Costs
- Sowing Seeds for Greenfield Infrastructure
- Replacement & Rehabilitation to Maintain Current System
Section 3: Distribution & Collection Network Forecasts
- Forecast Overview
- Percentage of Total CAPEX
- Equipment vs. Labor
- Breaking Down the Outlook: Greenfield, Replacement & Rehabilitation
- Distribution and Collection Pipes and Fittings
- Pipes by Material Type
- Pipes by Diameter
- Pipe Fittings
- Valve Types & Sizes
- Butterfly, Plug, & Gate Valves
- Air Valves
- Manhole Sizes
- Hydrant Market Outlook
Section 4: Looking to the Future
- Digital Impacts: Network Asset Intelligence & Windows into the Network
- New Materials Reshape Footprint
- Will Trenchless Go Big
- Lead Mitigation to Continue