Regulative changes

  • Existing regulations expected to drive higher investment
  • Regulations increase the frequency of maintenance intervals
  • Increasing standards and reporting requirements


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Most regulations are set at the municipal level. Regulations in general have historically been in the form of higher investments in renovation to address environmental concerns, again due to more severe weather conditions. As local regulations are implemented, the frequency of maintenance intervals have increased to extend the life length and quality of underground infrastructure. One key takeaway from past regulations has been that requirements for reporting and documentation have increased significantly. Large, multinational, and municipal customers require more stringent permits and certifications, as well as higher standards of documentation to meet QHSE regulations. All this combined with several other factors have resulted in higher scale advantages for large, focused UIM companies as smaller UIM companies find it challenging comply with the new requirements due to a lack of sufficient resources and expertise.