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Sewerage in the UK: Market Research Report

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Sewerage Market Research Report | SIC E37.000 | Aug 2016

Straight flush: A growing population has supported a rise in industry demand

IBISWorld’s Sewerage market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Anglian Water Services Ltd Anglian Water Services Ltd market share
Severn Trent plc Severn Trent plc market share
Thames Water Utilities Limited Thames Water Utilities Limited market share
United Utilities Group plc United Utilities Group plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Concerns regarding public sanitation have grown over the past decade, following increases in the UK population. The responsibility for the provision of sewerage services falls squarely with operators in the Sewerage industry. Over the past five years, increased housing starts and increased industrial production has boosted industry demand. Industry revenue is estimated to increase at a compound annual rate of 0.8% over the five years through 2016-17, reaching close to £8 billion. However, industry revenue is expected to fall in the current year by 0.9% following increased pressure from industry regulators.

Industry operators are subject to regulation from the Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat), the Water Industry Committee (WIC) and Utility Regulator (UR)... purchase to read more

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The barriers to enter the Sewerage industry are high and steady, with the majority of industry operators dominating a certain region of the country. Additionally, the industry is regulated by Ofwat in England and Wales, WICS in Scotland and Utility Regulator in Northern Ireland. The industry has large capital equipment requirements, and as sewerage services become stretched industry operators are expected to increase investment, further raising the barriers to entry for potential entrants.

However, the introduction of the 2014 Water Act in 2017 is expected to lead to increased competition in the industry, which could lead barriers to fall for potential entrants. The.. purchase to read more


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What is the Sewerage Industry?

Companies in this industry operate sewerage systems for the collection, treatment and disposal of sewage, including household and industrial waste water and rainwater runoff. The industry is responsible for maintaining sanitation services for customers and meeting statutory obligations with respect to system overflows and waste-water quality through the stages of treatment.

Industry Products
Foul water drainageSurface water drainageHighway drainage
Industry Activities
Operating sewer systems and treatment facilities Collecting and transporting human waste through networks, tanks or vehiclesCollecting and transporting rain water via a pipeline networkEmptying and cleaning cesspools and septic tanks, sinks and pitsServicing chemical toiletsTreating waste water with physical, chemical or biological processesMaintaining and cleaning sewers and drains

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