November Newsline: Water industry $127B in 2009; Inergy pipeline update; Tampa sewer rates rising

November 2009 Vol. 64 No. 11

Water industry projected to be worth $127B in 2009
Inergy moves ahead with natural gas pipeline
Tampa’s sewer rates to rise
Clean Water Act spurs Jeffersonville, IN, to upgrade sewer systems

OSHA requires safe egress from trenches
U.S. construction machinery exports down in 2009
Telecom firm is new telephone provider in Boerne, TX
Enbridge to deliver Canadian oil to U.S. via new pipeline

Water industry projected to be worth $127B in 2009
According to the updated Environmental Business Journal’s ZweigWhite WaterView Report, the U.S. water industry is projected to be worth $127 billion in 2009, a 2.4 percent increase over 2008 figures. The volume of this market is driven by many factors, including an aging infrastructure combined with population growth. The sheer size of the market, coupled with the dire need for more water-related development in many regions of the world, signals enormous opportunity for engineering, construction, environmental consulting, and allied professional services firms.