Decentralized Water Treatment Market Research Report – Segmentation By Application (Water Treatment, Wastewater Treatment, and Effluent Treatment); End User (Municipal, and Industrial); Region – Size, Share, Growth Analysis | Forecast (2023 – 2030)

Decentralized Water Treatment Market Size (2023 - 2030)

According to our research report, the Global Decentralized Water Treatment Market was valued at USD 13.92 billion and is projected to reach a market size of USD 40.55 billion by 2030. The market is projected to grow with a CAGR of 14.3% per annum during the period of analysis (2023 - 2030).

Decentralized Water Treatment Market Size Analysis

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Industry Overview

Decentralized wastewater treatment encompasses a range of techniques for wastewater collection, treatment, and dispersal/reuse for single residences, institutional or industrial institutions, groups of residences or companies, and entire communities. To choose the best type of treatment system for each place, site-specific conditions are evaluated. These systems can be administered as standalone facilities or linked with centralized sewage treatment systems. They are a permanent component of the infrastructure. They offer a variety of treatment options, from straightforward passive treatment using soil dispersal, more commonly known as onsite systems or septic tanks, to more sophisticated mechanized methods like advanced treatment units that collect and treat waste from multiple buildings before discharging it into the soil or surface waters.

They are generally placed at or close to the location where the wastewater is produced. A National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit is necessary for systems that discharge to the surface (water or soil surfaces). An integrated approach to wastewater management has been adopted by Loudoun Water in Loudoun County, Virginia (a suburb of Washington, D.C.), and it includes capacity that has been purchased from a centralized plant, a satellite water reclamation facility, and several small, community cluster systems. The strategy produced a system where growth rewards growth and allows the county to keep its rural identity. At their own expense, developers design and build cluster wastewater facilities that meet Loudoun Water standards, then give Loudoun Water ownership of the system for ongoing maintenance. Because the program's rates cover its costs, it is financially self-sufficient.

Impact of Covid-19 on the Industry

Due to increased globalization, industrialization, and population, there is expected to be significant growth in the decentralized water treatment sector. COVID-19 has had two effects on the sector. Adoption increased as a result of individuals drinking more tap water while staying indoors due to the lockdown. However, the tight limits enforced in some nations also caused a decrease in production in Q1 and Q2 of 2020.

Market Drivers

DWT is beneficial for communities considering new systems

Communities thinking about installing new systems or altering, replacing, or expanding their current wastewater treatment systems may find decentralized wastewater treatment to be a wise solution. The market for packaged wastewater treatment is expanding as a result of the countries' rising spending on wastewater treatment.

Rising need for a de-centralized wastewater treatment

Rapid urbanization, together with the expansion of the commercial and industrial sectors, has shown that centralized treatment facilities are unable to handle the growing demand for treated wastewater, let alone treat the greater volumes of wastewater being produced. Additionally, a lot of centrally located plants are in landlocked regions and need substantial modifications. To satisfy the capacity needs and comply with new regulations for the disposal of wastewater, businesses, organizations, and communities are spending more and more on packaged or decentralized treatment solutions.

Market Restraints

It is difficult to control the proper maintenance of a large number of treatment units

Because it is challenging to maintain a large number of treatment units properly, there is an increased danger of public health issues. The costs of constructing the treatment, storage, or disposal units, along with an additional network for the reuse of grey water, raise the cost of the structure and are frequently not compensated by the cost of water saved.

Decentralized Water Treatment Market Report Coverage:



Market Size Available

2023 - 2030

Base Year


Forecast Period

2023 - 2030



Segments Covered

By Application, End-User, Region

Various Analyses Covered

Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, DROC, PESTLE Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview on Investment Opportunities

Regional Scope

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, Middle East & Africa

Key Companies Profiled

Fluence, De.Mem, Organica Water, WaterHealth


Segmentation Analysis

Global Decentralized Water Treatment- By Application

Based on Application, the global decentralized water treatment market is segmented into wastewater treatment, effluent treatment, and water treatment. The water-waste treatment market is estimated to grow with the highest CAGR among other segments.

Global Decentralized Water Treatment- By End-User

  • Municipal
  • Industrial

Based on End-User, the global decentralized water treatment market is segmented into municipal and industrial. The municipal segment is projected to grow with the highest CAGR as compared to the industrial segment. 

Global Decentralized Water Treatment- By Geography & Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa

The Middle East and Africa region's market is highly concentrated due to the population's growing urbanization and rising disposable income in nations like the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

With a revenue share of 31.46 percent, China is the market leader in APAC for decentralized water treatment. Due to the population's growing use of technologically improved products, the decentralized water treatment market is anticipated to experience exponential growth throughout the forecast period.

Business in Europe is therefore being driven by growing public awareness of the detrimental consequences of dirty water on human health, not just in commercial areas like workplaces, airports, and hospitals, but also in the residential sector and industrial sectors.

Global Decentralized Water Treatment- By Companies

  • Fluence
  • De.Mem
  • Organica Water
  • WaterHealth


  • Merger & Acquisition: - In 2021, De.mem (ASX: DEM), Australian-Singaporean water and wastewater treatment firm, is pleased to announce that it has successfully acquired the Copic business.

Chapter 1. Global Decentralized Water Treatment Market – Scope & Methodology

1.1. Market Segmentation

1.2. Assumptions

1.3. Research Methodology

1.4. Primary Sources

1.5. Secondary Sources

Chapter 2. Global Decentralized Water Treatment Market – Executive Summary

2.1. Market Size & Forecast – (2023 – 2027) ($M/$Bn)

2.2. Key Trends & Insights

2.3. COVID-19 Impact Analysis

      2.3.1. Impact during 2023 - 2027

      2.3.2. Impact on Supply – Demand

Chapter 3. Global Decentralized Water Treatment Market – Competition Scenario

3.1. Market Share Analysis

3.2. Product Benchmarking

3.3. Competitive Strategy & Development Scenario

3.4. Competitive Pricing Analysis

3.5. Supplier - Distributor Analysis

Chapter 4. Global Decentralized Water Treatment Market - Entry Scenario

4.1. Case Studies – Start-up/Thriving Companies

4.2. Regulatory Scenario - By Region

4.3 Customer Analysis

4.4. Porter's Five Force Model

       4.4.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

       4.4.2. Bargaining Powers of Customers

       4.4.3. Threat of New Entrants

       4.4.4. Rivalry among Existing Players

       4.4.5. Threat of Substitutes

Chapter 5. Global Decentralized Water Treatment Market - Landscape

5.1. Value Chain Analysis – Key Stakeholders Impact Analysis

5.2. Market Drivers

5.3. Market Restraints/Challenges

5.4. Market Opportunities

Chapter 6. Global Decentralized Water Treatment Market – By Application

6.1. Wastewater Treatment

6.2. Effluent Treatment

6.3. Water Treatment

Chapter 7. Global Decentralized Water Treatment Market – By End-User

7.1  Municipal

7.2. Industrial

Chapter 8. Global Decentralized Water Treatment Market - By Region

8.1. North America

8.2. Europe

8.3. Asia-Pacific

8.4. Latin America

8.5. The Middle East

8.6. Africa

Chapter 9. Global Decentralized Water Treatment Market – Company Profiles – (Overview, Product Portfolio, Financials, Developments)

9.1. Fluence

9.2. De.Mem

9.3. Organica Water

9.4. WaterHealth


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