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Water Recycle and Reuse Market Size - By Technology (Primary Technology, Secondary Technology), By End Use (Industrial, Agriculture, Residential, Commercial, Municipal) & Forecast, 2024 - 2032

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  • Published Date: Jun 2024
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Water Recycle and Reuse Market Size

Water Recycle and Reuse Market size was valued at USD 16.5 billion in 2023 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 10% between 2024 and 2032. The growing water scarcity is a significant factor creating the need for water recycle and reuse. As the availability of freshwater sources become limited and stressed, it becomes crucial to find alternative water sources to reduce the reliance on freshwater. Treating and repurposing water through recycle and reuse offer a sustainable solution.

Water Recycle and Reuse Market

Governments are introducing policies and regulations, driving the water recycling and reuse industry. Many regions and countries have implemented strict regulations to promote water conservation and encourage the use of recycled water. These regulations may include water reuse targets, discharge limits, and incentives & subsidies to promote the use of recycled water.

Water recycle and reuse involves treating and reusing wastewater and recycled water for various purposes. It encompasses technologies, systems, and services that enable the treatment of wastewater to produce high-quality water suitable for non-potable applications.

The lack of infrastructure development can hinder market growth. Recycling and reusing water requires investments in the construction of treatment plants and water supply & distribution systems. A lack of adequate resources can be a limitation, especially in developing regions or regions with limited resources.

Water Recycle and Reuse Market Trends

A prominent trend in the water recycle and reuse industry is the increasing focus on decentralized water recycling systems. These systems offer several benefits by allowing water to flow at or near the point of use. This regional approach provides greater control of water quality and availability, offers customized solutions for specific applications, and reduces reliance on centralized systems. Decentralized systems are generally more cost-effective than large medical centers.

They can eliminate the need for large infrastructure investments such as long pipelines or telecommunications. Decentralized systems can offer cost advantages in terms of lower operating and maintenance costs as they serve smaller areas and require lesser water. They can be integrated with renewable energy sources, such as solar or wind power, to reduce their carbon footprint. By utilizing renewable energy for water treatment processes, decentralized systems contribute to sustainable & eco-friendly practices.

Water Recycle and Reuse Market Analysis

Water Recycle and Reuse Market Size, By Technology, 2022-2032, (USD Billion)

Based on technology, the market is segmented into primary technology, secondary technology and tertiary technology . The primary technology segment in the water recycle and reuse market includes microfiltration (MF), ultrafiltration (UF), nanofiltration (NF), reverse osmosis (RO), and desalination technologies. The primary technology accounts for the highest market of over 55% in 2023.

  • These technologies are commonly used for water treatment and play a significant role in the production of high-quality recycled water. Microfiltration is a water filtration process that uses microporous membranes to separate waste, bacteria, and other large particles from the water. It operates in large pore sizes (0.1 to 10 microns) compared to other membrane systems.
  • MF effectively removes turbidity, colloidal substances, and some contaminants from water. These primary technologies are widely used in water treatment and recycling processes to remove contaminants, solids, salts, and impurities from various water sources. Their application depends on factors such as the quality of the source water, desired water quality standards, and the specific requirements of the water recycle and reuse project.

 Water Recycle and Reuse Market Share, By End-Use, 2023

Based on end use, the water recycle and reuse market is divided into industrial, agriculture, residential, commercial, and municipal. The municipal segment is expected to reach over US 12 billion by 2032.

  • Treatment technologies play an important role in the use & reuse of water by removing contaminants, bacteria, and impurities from wastewater and producing water that is safe for use and meets unused water standards.
  • Treatment technologies include a variety of techniques & methods including physical, chemical, and biological. Continuous advancements in treatment processes have significantly improved the efficiency & effectiveness of water recycling. Innovations in membrane filtration, such as reverse osmosis and ultrafiltration, have enhanced the removal of microscopic particles, salts, and contaminants from wastewater, thereby contributing to the overall market growth.

U.S. Water Recycle and Reuse Market, 2022-2032, (USD Billion)

North America dominated the water recycle and reuse market with a share of over 45% in 2023. The rising industrial sector in North America is driving the overall market. Businesses in the region are increasingly realizing the importance of water efficiency and sustainability in reducing costs, complying with regulations, and improving environmental performance. Water recycle and reuse offers a good solution to reduce the consumption of freshwater and enhance water efficiency.

Cities in North America are actively seeking water recycling and reuse to increase water availability and reduce dependence on freshwater. This includes treating wastewater for non-consumptive uses such as landscape irrigation, industrial, and groundwater purposes. The water cycle can improve water conservation, especially in areas with water scarcity or water problems.

The water recycle and reuse market is experiencing growth in the U.S. due to increasing water scarcity and the need for sustainable water management solutions. Urbanization and industrial expansion are driving demand for efficient water usage. Additionally, stringent environmental regulations and government incentives promote the adoption of water recycling technologies. Rising awareness about water conservation and the benefits of recycling further fuels market growth, as both public and private sectors invest in advanced water treatment and reuse systems to ensure a sustainable water supply.

The water recycle and reuse market is experiencing growth in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region due to rapid industrialization, urbanization, and population growth. These factors are straining freshwater resources, prompting governments and industries to invest in sustainable water management practices. Increasing awareness about water scarcity and environmental impact drives adoption of water recycling technologies. Government initiatives and regulations promoting water conservation also contribute to market growth. Additionally, advancements in technology and infrastructure development support the expansion of water recycle and reuse solutions across APAC.

The water recycle and reuse market is experiencing growth in Japan due to the country's limited freshwater resources and stringent environmental regulations. Japan's dense population and industrial activity necessitate efficient water management practices. Government initiatives promote the adoption of water recycling technologies to alleviate pressure on freshwater sources and reduce environmental impact. Technological advancements in water treatment and recycling systems further drive market growth. Additionally, increasing awareness and corporate responsibility towards sustainable practices contribute to the expansion of the market in Japan.

The water recycle and reuse market is experiencing growth in South Korea due to escalating water demand from industrial sectors and urbanization. With limited freshwater resources, the country prioritizes sustainable water management practices. Government initiatives and regulations incentivize water recycling technologies to mitigate water scarcity and environmental impact. Technological advancements in water treatment support market expansion, while increasing awareness of water conservation among industries and the public drives adoption. These factors collectively contribute to the growth of the market in South Korea.

Water Recycle and Reuse Market Share

Veolia Environment S.A. and Suez Environment S.A. held more than 25% market in the water recycle and reuse industry. Veolia Environment S.A., a global leader in environmental services, plays a pivotal role in the water reuse and recycle market with an extensive portfolio spanning water treatment, resource recovery, and sustainable solutions. The company leverages its expertise to address the increasing demand for water conservation and reuse, offering comprehensive services and technologies that enable efficient water management across industries.

Suez Environment S.A. offers sustainable water management practices, specifically focusing on water reuse and recycling within its comprehensive portfolio. The company offers an array of cutting-edge solutions including membrane filtration systems, Reverse Osmosis (RO) technologies, and innovative waste-to-energy processes tailored for water treatment and resource recovery.

Water Recycle and Reuse Market Companies

Major players operating in the track geometry measurement system industry are:

  • Veolia Environment S.A.
  • Suez Environment S.A.
  • Pentair plc
  • Kurita Water Industries Ltd.
  • Ecolab
  • ABB ltd.

Water Recycle and Reuse Industry News

  • In January 2023, Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company, and Evoqua, a leader in mission-critical water treatment solutions and services, have announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Xylem will acquire Evoqua in an all-stock transaction that reflects an implied enterprise value of approximately $7.5 billion.
  • In March 2023, Aquatech, a leading global water and process technologies provider, and Fluid Technology Solutions, Inc. (“FTS”), a technology-forward manufacturer of advanced membranes and separation technologies, have entered into a strategic partnership aimed at delivering the next generation of advanced separation, brine concentration, and water reuse solutions.

The water recycle and reuse market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Million) from 2018 to 2032 for the following segments:

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Market, By Technology

  • Primary Technology
    • Microfiltration (MF)
    • Ultrafiltration (UF)
    • Nanofiltration (NF)
    • Reverse Osmosis (RO)
    • Desalination 
  • Secondary technology
    • Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOP)
    • Disinfection
    • Chemical Coagulation and Flocculation
    • Membrane Bioreactors (MBRs)
    • Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) Filtration
    • Ion Exchange
    • Biological Treatment
  • Tertiary Treatment

Market, By End Use

  • Agriculture
  • Industrial
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Municipal

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • ANZ
    • Singapore
    • Rest of APAC 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • MEA
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA


Authors: Suraj Gujar , Deeksha Vishwakarma

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of water recycle and reuse reached USD 16.5 billion in 2023 and is set to witness 10% CAGR from 2024 to 2032, due to the increasing water scarcity and limited availability of freshwater sources.

The primary technology segment accounted for more than 55% of the market share in 2023, as primary technology is considered an ideal option to produce high-quality recycled water.

The municipal end-use segment in the water recycle and reuse industry is estimated to record more than USD 12 billion by 2032, on account of the increasing water scarcity, stringent environmental regulations, urbanization, and the need for sustainable water management solutions.

North America market held over 45% market share in 2023, attributed to the expansion of industrial sector in the region.

Water Recycle and Reuse Market Scope

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