We define the private water industry as professional water service providers that own regulated water and wastewater utilities, partner with municipalities in a form of public-private partnership, or operate systems as a contracted service provider. These companies may be privately owned or publicly traded.
Private water companies have been providing quality service to their customers for centuries. These companies were built by men and women who engineered solutions and earned the public trust by treating and delivering an essential resource year after year. As the world's population continues to grow and increasing pressure is placed on resources, communities will need the experienced professionals of the private water industry more than ever.