The Water Supply and Irrigation Systems industry has modestly grown over the past five years. Population growth, as well as greater incidences of drought and other adverse weather conditions, have increased demand for water supplied by industry operators. In the coming years, per capita water consumption is forecast to decline, as increasing concerns regarding water conservation drive policy aimed at reducing consumption. However, while per capita consumption rates are expected to fall, aggregate water consumption is forecast to expand as the population and economy grows.
Establishments in this industry operate water treatment plants and water supply systems. Infrastructure overseen by industry operators include, pumping stations, aqueducts and distribution mains. While the vast majority of industry operators are government entities, private companies are becoming increasingly prevalent within the industry. Only those irrigation systems supplied by public water supply systems are accounted for in this report, a small share of national irrigation activity.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.