Well treated: An expanding population and strong economic activity support growth

Firms in the Water Collection, Treatment and Supply industry collect, treat and supply water to domestic and non-domestic customers. The Water Services Act 2013 resulted in the establishment of Irish Water Ltd in the same year. The company commenced operations by taking over 34 local authorities' water and waste water assets, which created an effective monopoly. The company has service level agreements with local authorities to provide domestic water services on their behalf. The company introduced domestic water charges, which caused revenue to increase significantly prior to the start of the period. However, the removal of water charges for domestic customers limited industry revenue growth in 2016, when they were replaced by government funding...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Population growth has boosted domestic water consumption, supporting industry revenue
  • Irish Water benefits from economies of scale, which has supported profit margin growth
  • Industry employment is expected to rise as Irish Water resumes its water meter installation programme
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The industry exhibits a high level of capital intensity, with an estimated capital-to-labour ratio of 1:1.56. This indicates that for every €1.00 spent on capital, industry operators spend approximately €1.56 on labour. Capital intensity has increased significantly since the formation of Irish Water Ltd because the company has invested heavily in updating and investing in new water assets and pump stations. The company's total capital expenditure reached €595 million in 2018, with projected spending expected to reach €777 million in the current year according to its Business Plan. The capital expenditure is expected to improve old infrastructure and services for domestic and non-domestic customers. Cap...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Water Collection, Treatment & Supply Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Water Collection, Treatment & Supply Industry are

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Economies of scale
  • Must comply with required product standards
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Population and Level of Annual Rainfall in the Water Collection, Treatment & Supply industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Water Collection, Treatment & Supply in Ireland Industry?

    Firms in the industry collect, treat and distribute water to domestic and non-domestic customers. Water is collected from Irish territorial waters and is then put through a treatment process before being supplied to households.

    Industry Products
  • Water distribution and treatment
  • Water collection
  • Raw water distribution
  • Industry Activities
  • Collecting water from rivers, lakes, surface water and other sources
  • Purifying water
  • Treating water for industrial users
  • Operating water assets
  • Providing drinking water and water services to households and businesses
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Population
  • Level of Annual Rainfall
  • Number of businesses
  • Demand from raising of animals
  • Industrial production index

  • Current Performance
    Regulated revenueIndustry profitability
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Future investmentDrained margins
  • Table: Water Collection, Treatment & Supply Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Water Collection, Treatment & Supply Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Vegetable Growing in Ireland
  • Mining, Construction & Civil Engineering Machinery Wholesaling in Ireland
  • Consumers in Ireland
  • Raising of Animals in Ireland

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Inorganic Basic Chemical Manufacturing in Ireland

  • Products & Services
  • Water distribution and treatment
  • Water collection
  • Raw water distribution
  • Chart: Water Collection, Treatment & Supply Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Domestic use
  • Non-domestic use
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Water Collection, Treatment & Supply Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Utilities
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Water Collection, Treatment & Supply

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Water Collection, Treatment & Supply Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Irish Water Ltd,
  • Table: Irish Water Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Water Collection, Treatment & Supply Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Water Collection, Treatment & Supply Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Water loss from pipes.
  • Subventure Funding
  • Funding provided by the government for domestic water usage.
  • Water Meter
  • A device that measures water usage in properties.
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