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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Sewage Treatment

Overview: the U.S. Sewage Treatment Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Sewage Treatment: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Sewage Treatment industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Sewer System User Charges

Other Products

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Sewage Treatment company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Sewage Treatment industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Sewage Treatment measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 6%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers4%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 26%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 6%
Meter Readers, Utilities 5%
Meter Readers, Utilities 5%
Other Office and Administrative Support Workers 5%
Construction and Extraction Occupations 11%
Construction Trades Workers 8%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 11%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 9%
Production Occupations 34%
Plant and System Operators 29%
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 27%
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 27%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Sewage Treatment Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Aquapoint3 trademarks "AQUAPOINT" - Wastewater treatment equipment - 04/23/2013

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • Epping proposes $2.9 million upgrade to wastewater treatment plant - EPPING — The town is proposing a $2.9 million upgrade to its wastewater treatment plant as part of a plan that will allow it to increase the amount of septage delivered to the facility by septic companies. The plan that will be considered by voters in ... (01/13/2018)
    • 10 wastewater treatment facilities still struggling after Harvey - Google Map shows the location of the Galveston wastewater treatment plant. More than 120 days after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in August, the number of problematic wastewater treatment facilities finally can be counted on just two hands. As of Dec. 28 ... (01/12/2018)
    • Microbe-Filled Beads Could Be Biosolids Solution For Wastewater Plants - A new chemical solution has emerged that might help wastewater treatment operations deal with biosolids. The breakthrough is, in essence, beads filled with microbes that are capable of consuming wastewater biosolids. Massive surface areas (nearly 12 ... (01/12/2018)
    • City fined for sewage spills - Both incidents involved combined sewer overflows, which occur when pipes carrying mixed rainwater runoff, household sewage and industrial effluent exceed the capacity of sewer systems or treatment plants and spill over into surface waterways. The ... (01/12/2018)
    • Youngstown finances wastewater plant improvements through EPA - The city of Youngstown is improving aspects of its sewage treatment and wastewater plants by taking out a low-interest rate loan from the Ohio EPA. The project will renovate existing filters, upgrade the sludge aeration system and improve the final ... (01/11/2018)
    • Explosion at golf club sewage treatment facility leaves one man badly injured - One golf course maintenance worker's day went from bad to worse when an explosion ripped through a sewage treatment building at an Australian golf club yesterday. According to police, the man had entered the building prior to the explosion, which they are ... (01/11/2018)
    • Work continues on Allen Harim wastewater treatment facility - HARBESON, Del. - In Delaware efforts continue to upgrade a poultry wastewater treatment facility. Last year Allen Harim announced that they will end discharging wastewater from their Harbeson processing plant into a nearby creek. The poultry company ... (01/10/2018)
    • Global Wastewater & Water Treatment Equipment Sales Market by Manufacturers, Types, Regions and Application & Forecast to 2025 - (EMAILWIRE.COM, January 10, 2018 ) Global Wastewater & Water Treatment Equipment Sales Market report is replete with detailed analysis from a thorough research, especially on questions that border on market size, development environment, futuristic ... (01/10/2018)
    • Millions of gallons of Portland sewage still overflowing into Casco Bay - Nearly 69 million gallons of stormwater mixed with raw sewage, debris and polluted runoff flowed into Back Cove, Portland Harbor and local waterways on Oct. 21 and 22 as the storm exceeded the capacity of Portland’s treatment plants. That’s enough ... (01/08/2018)
    • Tecvalco's Wastewater Treatment Pilot in Saskatchewan Proves Itself in First Year - NORTH BATTLEFORD, SK--(Marketwired - January 05, 2018) - It has been a year of firsts for a new wastewater treatment system that is finding a home in Canada. The MemFree Wastewater Treatment System's pilot installation was turned on in early 2017 in Unity ... (01/05/2018)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $104,267,152 on Sewage Treatment. It has awarded 860 contracts to 228 companies, with an average value of $457,312 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Sewage disposal plants, Waste collection, treatment, and disposal through a sewer system, Collection, and disposal of waste through a sewer system, Sewer systems, Sewage treatment plants or facilities, etc.

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