Privatization offers growth opportunities for local utilities

Posted in: Military, Municipal, Water

privatization-of-utilities-300x194pxLocal utility providers may have an opportunity for additional revenue and enhancing community ties through utility privatization at military installations. In many instances, it is likely the utility is already providing some type of utility service to the installation, like water supply or treating wastewater. If so, then it may be the next logical step to take over the systems inside the installation as well. Adding services to an existing contract builds on existing working relationships and increases the interdependence between the installation and the community.

If you are interested in researching and pursuing this type of opportunity, but are unsure of where your local military installation ranks in the Department of Defense’s future privatization schedule, an article I recently wrote for the Journal AWWA, “Lessons From the Department of Defense Utility Privatization Program,” forecasts opportunities in the DoD project pipeline for the next few years.

The same or more current information can be found on the Defense Logistics Agency website, which I regularly monitor. The Journal AWWA article also digs deeper into benefits both to the local utility and to the military installation.

In future posts, I will cover other perspectives. In the meantime, take a look at the article linked above and let me know if you are interested in talking more about it. I would love to hear from you.

Jeff Sorenson, PE, CFM, DBIA

About the Author

Jeff Sorenson, (USAF-Ret) is the Federal Programs Market Leader for Mead & Hunt. He has broad expertise in federal contracting, and has provided environmental, planning, design and construction solutions to numerous federal agencies. Jeff is also the Practice Leader for utility privatization at Mead & Hunt, helping clients acquire military utility systems.

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