March 2006: Volume 48, Number 3
Global residential water
The market for residential water treatment globally ballooned to $15 billion in 2005 and is forecasted to reach more than $41.5 billion by 2011, Frost & Sullivan reports. 'Out of 550 million urban households globally, penetration of water treatment equipment has been less than 22 percent,' says Frost & Sullivan Manager and Senior Industry Analyst Sunitha Mysore Gopal. 'There is a huge demand/supply gap, promising opportunities for everyone active in the residential water treatment equipment market.'