High tide: Aging infrastructure repairs have been buoyed by an increase in water rate prices

The Water Supply and Irrigation Systems industry in Canada's performance has been buoyed by growing economic activity and rate hikes over the five years to 2019. Canada's water rates remain high and have aggressively increased over the past decade. Such price increases have consistently been higher than the consumer price index, and industry revenue has grown alongside these rate increases, which have been necessary to raise the funding needed to repair the country's aging infrastructure. Industry revenue growth is anticipated to continue over the five years to 2024. Merger and acquisition activity is expected to remain a major component of the industry, as private operators seek to expand their interests and raise profit margins...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Growing water prices have prompted industry revenue to grow
  • Lower tax revenue caused by the recession created difficulty to fund water projects
  • Growth in water-dependent industries will boost demand, driving industry revenue
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Water Supply and Irrigation Systems industry in Canada is characterized by a high level of capital intensity. In 2019, industry operators are expected to spend $0.43 on capital investments for every dollar spent on labour. Industry facilities require significant capital investment into equipment and machinery such as pumps, filtration systems and water booster stations. Industry facilities experience a significant amount of wear and tear, resulting in operators incurring higher than normal capital costs to purchase the necessary repairs and replacement parts needed for industry machinery.The industry still relies significantly on labour to operate, with wages accounting for 22.8% of industry revenue in 2019. Ope...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Water Supply & Irrigation Systems Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Water Supply & Irrigation Systems Industry are

  • Must comply with government regulations
  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Housing starts and Population in the Water Supply & Irrigation Systems industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Water Supply & Irrigation Systems Industry?

    This industry operates water collection, treatment and distribution systems for domestic and industrial needs. The water supply distribution activities conducted by this industry are generally supplied directly to end users. Companies that treat wastewater are excluded from this industry and included in the Sewage Treatment Facilities industry (IBISWorld report 22132CA).

    Industry Products
  • Nonpotable water
  • Potable water
  • Industry Activities
  • Operating water treatment plants
  • Operating water supply systems, including pumping stations, aqueducts and distribution mains
  • Operating water supply systems for irrigation
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Housing starts
  • Population
  • Industrial capacity utilization
  • Value of nonresidential construction

  • Current Performance
  • Water usage and downstream demand
  • Government funding patterns
  • Profit growth
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Rising demand for water
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Continued push in privatization
  • Table: Water Supply & Irrigation Systems Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Water Supply & Irrigation Systems Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting In Canada
  • Public Administration in Canada
  • Consumers in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Chemical Wholesaling in Canada
  • Electric Power Transmission in Canada
  • Manufacturing In Canada
  • Renewable Power in Canada
  • Thermal Power in Canada
  • Water & Sewer Line Construction in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Nonpotable water
  • Potable water
  • Chart: Water Supply & Irrigation Systems Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Electric power generation
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Agricultural sector
  • Residential sector
  • Commercial and institutional sector
  • Natural gas distribution
  • Mining and oil and gas extraction
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Water Supply & Irrigation Systems Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciationRent, utilities and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Water Supply & Irrigation Systems

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Water Supply & Irrigation Systems Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Water Supply & Irrigation Systems Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Water Supply & Irrigation Systems Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Government expenditure and investment (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A conduit for water, particularly one for carrying a large quantity of flowing water.
  • Irrigation
  • The watering of land by artificial means to foster plant growth.
  • Pump
  • A mechanical device that is designed to transfer a nonsolid material, such as liquid, gas or powder, from one location to another.
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