Water Infrastructure and Repair Technology (WIRT) Market By Infrastructure Type (Fresh/Potable Water Infrastructure, Drinking Water Infrastructure, And Waste Water Infrastructure), By Repair Technology (Remote Assessment & Monitoring, Open & Cut-Pipe Repair, Spot Assessment & Repair, And Trenchless Pipe Repair) – Growth, Future Prospects and Competitive Analysis, 2017 – 2025

Globally, the maintenance cost of the water infrastructure is very high. This is one of the major reasons for the lack of attention many countries pay to repair and maintenance. In recent years, better technologies have been presented for the repair of water infrastructure globally.

Rust is the most damaging factor for water pipelines and the infrastructure that supports them. Since the repair and maintenance bills were included in the consumer bills, the infrastructure was thus subjected to huge neglect by the stake owners. A decade ago, the special budget requirement for infrastructure maintenance was very low, so little emphasis was placed on it. With the rising need for sanitation and safe, unadulterated water, a special budget for the repair and maintenance of water infrastructure was increased. Live data collection of the fallacies, less human involvement in the detection of the fallacies, and new technologies like CIPP (cured-in-place pipe lining) made the repair and maintenance of water infrastructure more streamlined. With growing impetus on sanitation and health hazards due to contaminated water consumption, the infrastructure’s repair and maintenance are being looked upon with vital importance. Water infrastructure stakeholders have special budget allocations, particularly for repair and maintenance.

Remote assessment and monitoring (of the onsite wastewater treatment system) is an important part of the infrastructure that serves many large and small municipalities and industrial facilities. These systems are reliable, protective, and appropriate in numerous situations. Owing to increasing urbanization, rising population, and increasing public health awareness, water quality issues have to be addressed with utmost importance. The WIRT provides sophisticated technology and treatment with disciplined analysis of the diagnosis methods applied for system failure or malfunction.

Smaller cities are now being developed into world-class cities with major developments in the IT sector, oil and gas, chemical manufacturing, production, and others. With new cities in development, the need for infrastructure upgrades, permanent replacement, or new installation would be required. New technologies are being introduced in the repair, maintenance, and upgrades of water infrastructure, like spot assessment, remote assessment, and monitoring, among others. These technologies comply with industrial standards.

The global water infrastructure and repair technologies (WIRT) market is segmented by region into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. In 2016, Asia Pacific led the global water infrastructure and repair technologies (WIRT) market, followed by North America and Europe. The cumulative share of Asia Pacific and North America is expected to be about 40% of the value of the total market in 2025. The developing countries of Africa (including Nigeria, South Africa, Angola, Kenya, Ghana, and the Ivory Coast) and Latin America (including Peru, Uruguay, Argentina, and Chile, amongst others) are the other attractive markets for WIRT after Asia Pacific during the forecast period.

The key water infrastructure developers, suppliers, and service providers are but are not limited to 3M Company, Aclara Technologies LLC, Action Products Marketing Corp., Advanced Trenchless Inc., Black & Veatch, Brandenburger Liner Gmbh & Co. KG, Brawoliner, EEG Ltd., Electro Scan Inc., KMB Pipe Rehabilitation Emirates L.L.C., Krausz Ltd., Lanzo Trenchless Technologies, Mueller Water Products Inc., and National Liner LLC.

Based on infrastructure types, the global water infrastructure and repair technology market is categorized into the following segments:

  • Fresh/Potable Water Infrastructure
  • Drinking Water Infrastructure
  • Wastewater Infrastructure

The cost of repairing and maintaining aging water infrastructure and utilities is high. The majority of the maintenance costs were included in the consumer bills (water bills). As a result, better technologies for water infrastructure repair have been introduced.

Pipelines and other infrastructure for fresh or potable water are particularly vulnerable to metal rust damage. Most of the water pipelines are neglected by the infrastructure stakeholders, as no special provision is being made for repair and maintenance. With a growing emphasis on health and sanitation, a special budget has been allotted by the infrastructure stakeholders for the repair and maintenance of water infrastructure. The infrastructure companies have made it mandatory to maintain stricter norms for potable and drinking water infrastructure, owing to increasing awareness about the ill effects of consuming contaminated water.

Wastewater from chemicals, inks and dyes, automobiles, oil and gas refineries, food processing, and other industries has a negative impact on underground stored water. Globally, the market for wastewater infrastructure and repair technologies is expected to be the largest in the infrastructure type segment.

Based on repair technologies, the global WIRT market is categorized into the following segments:

  • Remote assessment and monitoring
  • Pipe Repair (Open and Cut)
  • spot assessment and repair
  • trenchless pipe repair

The huge network of water infrastructure that requires repair and maintenance requires frequent attention. The costs incurred during the repair and maintenance of such a huge network are very high. Due to increasing urbanization and the development of remote areas into IT hubs, the automobile industry, the chemicals industry, refineries, and others require the expansion of the existing water pipeline network. This may result in the repair or even permanent replacement of major freshwater or potable water pipelines. In such cases, new technologies are needed to optimize the overall water pipeline and infrastructure networks. The technologies for repair consist of products and solutions to assist in the inspection of water pipelines, detect errors, and optimize the opportunities while they are addressed.

The spot assessment and repair technologies provide on-the-spot repair methods and are most sought after. This method is more suitable for old underground infrastructures. In many cases, even on leak detection, the leak spot is not visible for a long time. Inline leak detection detects the spot, and the repair is done on the spot. These technologies are customizable based on the patterns and conditions of the water infrastructure. Abrupt stopping of water flow, less trenching and excavation of the site, and no shutting down of water services are some of the major advantages of spot assessment and repair technology. This has been the major driving factor in the WIRT market.

Remote assessment and monitoring, as well as trenchless pipe repair, are both expensive and time-consuming technologies. These are desirable in the case of an infrastructure overhaul or infrastructure under extreme environmental conditions. The remote assessment and monitoring technologies combined with trenchless pipe repair are expected to gain more impetus during the forecast period.

Based on geographical distribution, the global water infrastructure and repair technology (WRIT) market is segmented into the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • rest of Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa
    • GCC
    • Rest of the Middle East and Africa

In 2016, Asia Pacific led the global water infrastructure and repair technology (WRIT) market, followed by North America. The Asia Pacific region had the highest number of new WiFi technology installations, specifically in China, India, Japan, and South Korea. During the forecast period, the region is expected to have a wide outreach for new repair technologies such as spot assessment, open and cut-pipe repair, and trenchless pipe repair.

With a growing population and urbanization, construction activities involve more digging and excavation operations. There may be a danger that the existing water infrastructure could get damaged. Thus, repair and maintenance activities are in huge demand in developing nations like China, India, Nigeria, and Indonesia, since construction and infrastructure-building activities are growing at a very high rate.

Asia Pacific and North America will be the fastest-growing regions by 2025. Asia Pacific, with countries like China and India, is expected to have the highest market outreach of any other region. Water conservation has received more attention in developing countries. Thus, the water infrastructure and repair technology (WRIT) market is expected to witness healthy growth globally for the forecast period.

Frequently Asked Questions:

The market for Water Infrastructure and Repair Technology is expected to reach US$ 107.8 Bn in 2025.

The Water Infrastructure and Repair Technology market is expected to see significant CAGR growth over the coming years,at XX%.

The report is forecasted from 2017-2025

The base year of this report is 2016.

3M Company,Aclara Technology LLC,Action Products Marketing Corp.,Advanced Trenchless Inc.,Black & Veatch are some of the major players in the global market.

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