BMI View: While South Africa's water industry continues to remain a regional
outperformer, this is owing to the poor state of its neighbours rather than its
With high losses, poor bill payment practises, ongoing water shortages and a small project pipeline, opportunities remain subdued and risks remain high at present.
However, new legislation and strong government support for substantial improvements to the sector will see greater potential over the medium term through to the end of the decade.
Latest Updates We view news of a possible draft law that compels municipalities to spend 15% of their annual budgets on the maintenance and operation of water infrastructure as an extremely advantageous development for water services and infrastructure companies alike.
There is a downside risk to our full-year 2015 forecasts following news that water supply levels in the Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni metros in South Africa's Gauteng province have dropped significantly, with utility Rand Water issuing an advisory to residents to use water sparingly.
Officials have blamed the situation on high temperatures and severe drought facing several parts of the country.
BMI Industry View
Table: Headline Water Forecasts
Table: Total Water Production
Table: Production by Source
Table: Water Distribution
Non Revenue Water
Table: Non Revenue Water
Table: Domestic Consumption and Connectivity
Non Domestic Consumption
Table: Non Domestic Mains Consumption
Table: Non Domestic Non Mains Consumption
Table: Wastewater Collected
Table: Households Connected to Sewage Networks
Industry Risk/Reward Ratings
South Africa Risk/Reward Index
Table: Middle East And Africa Water Risk/Reward Index
Services Market Overview
Water Infrastructure Market Overview
Department Of Water Affairs
The South African Association Of Water Utilities
Industry Forecast Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Water Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators
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