New Utility Survey Available
Engineering firm Black and Veatch has just released its first-ever survey of the US water utility industry. That report is available here. The survey summarizes information from a “broad cross section of the industry and country.” Not surprisingly, respondents identified failing infrastructure, the need for capital (and accompanying rate increases) as key concerns. Improved asset and energy management were identified as important opportunities. Last, and consistent with the findings of our grantee teams and advisors, survey respondents noted that regulatory actions drive investments, not financial incentives.
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