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Water Collection, Treatment & Supply in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Water Collection, Treatment & Supply Market Research Report | SIC E36.000 | Feb 2017

Rising tide: Strong demand has supported an increase in revenue over recent years

IBISWorld’s Water Collection, Treatment & Supply market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Anglian Water Services Ltd Anglian Water Services Ltd market share
Dwr Cymru Cyf Dwr Cymru Cyf market share
Scottish Water Ltd Scottish Water Ltd market share
Severn Trent plc Severn Trent plc market share
Thames Water Utilities Limited Thames Water Utilities Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Water Collection, Treatment and Supply industry manages, stores and distributes clean water continuously to ensure all domestic and industrial needs are met. Due to the large start-up costs and equipment required, the industry is dominated by regional monopolies. All industry operators are subject to regulation in terms of prices charged and services provided. Companies in the industry submit a breakdown of their performance and five-year business plan to industry regulators, which then set the prices companies can charge.

Over the past five years, a growing UK population has stimulated industry expansion. An increase in the number of households has led to increased demand for industry services... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry has a high level of capital intensity. Industry operators must invest large amounts to provide a reliable service. In 2016-17, depreciation is estimated to account for 21.4% of industry revenue, with wages estimated to account for 13.2% of revenue. The estimated capital-to-labour ratio in 2016-17 is 1:0.65. This indicates that for every £1.00 spent on capital, 65p is spent on labour.

Industry operators are in the second year of the AMP6 period. During this period, operators are expected to invest large amounts in capital to improve their services. Infrastructure spending is the most significant cost for the industry. Existing infrastructure requires maintenance and updates such as installation of more efficient equipment. Var.. purchase to read more


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What is the Water Collection, Treatment & Supply Industry?

Industry operators collect, treat and distribute water to domestic and industrial customers.

Industry Products
Water treatmentTreated water distributionWater collectionRaw water distribution
Industry Activities
Collecting water from rivers, lakes, wells and other sourcesPurifying waterTreating water for industrial and other purposesDesalinating seawater or groundwaterDistributing waterOperating irrigation canals

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