LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to the latest procurement intelligence report from Technavio, the global water and sewer utilities market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 5% over the next five years due to the growing importance of grey water utilization.
The research report titled ‘Global Water and Sewer Utilities Market: Procurement Intelligence Report 2017-2021’ provides an in-depth analysis of category spend, best procurement practices and cost saving opportunities, aimed at helping organizations achieve superior business performance. The report also provides insights on pricing, supplier positioning and top companies, enabling sourcing professionals to improve their competitive advantage through procurement excellence.
“The greywater recycling systems collect and treat the used water, which is utilized for non-potable purposes such as irrigation and other commercial uses,” said lead Technavio procurement expert Angad Singh. “Due to increase in water costs, many commercial establishments worldwide focus on grey water systems as they are relatively cost-effective,” added Angad.
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Cost saving opportunities in the water and sewer utilities market
The adoption of various cost optimization levers helps buyers of water and sewers utilities' services realize cost savings and achieve category management and value benefits (including reduction in procurement complexities).
Technavio procurement experts have segmented the cost saving opportunities in the water and sewer utilities market into the following value-enhancement opportunities:
- Adoption of technology
- Supplier Competition
- Adoption of negotiation strategies
- Optimization of procurement practices
- Bundling of services
Adoption of technology saving aspects
Technologies such as smart monitoring systems involves the use of sensors to detect problems with water flow, pressure, quality, and leakages, and send an alarm signal to suppliers for identifying and fixing issues.
Spiral wound membranes include spectrum of membranes for RO, NF, UF, and MF used for producing high-quality water at high temperatures. It also uses fouling-resistant membrane that prevents the membranes from spoiling on exposure to organic components in the treated water.
Optimization of procurement practices saving aspects
LCC analysis considers all the relevant costs applicable throughout the project lifetime. Adoption of an LCC analysis at the initial investment planning phase often results in value improvement for buyers.
GPP criteria refers to the inclusion of green requirements in the public tender documents aimed at creating a balance between environmental performance and cost considerations.
Bundling of services saving aspects
Use of a combined sewer system increases the risks of CSOs that result in environmental pollution. Hence, buyers need to identify suppliers using separate sewer systems that utilize a network of underground sewers for collecting wastewater and opening drains to collect storm water.
The supply market has also been focusing on innovative recycling of office supply products. For instance, products such as ink and toner cartridges are also recycled and re-manufactured, likewise for paper and other products.
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