Wastewater consolidation picks up

US municipalities faced with ageing infrastructure and regulatory compliance are increasingly looking at options to consolidate their wastewater treatment assets.

A growing crop of municipalities in the US are looking to consolidate their wastewater treatment infrastructure into fewer, larger facilities (see table).

The trend is largely being driven by ageing infrastructure and wastewater quality regulations, as utilities facing effluent limitations for parameters such as nutrient content consider more cost-effective upgrade options in order to achieve...

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