The Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) has released the results of its 2017 WWEMA Member Market Indicators Survey, for the period September 2016 to August 2017. The survey tracks the experiences of manufacturers and their representatives within the water and wastewater markets in eight areas: design work; quotations; bookings/orders; sales-domestic; sales-international; company employment; materials cost and industry market growth. Results show a slight decline in the market versus the previous 12 months, with 55 percent of respondents indicating they saw domestic sales improve and 53 percent reporting increases in bookings and orders during that time. Members expressed cautious optimism regarding near-term sales, with 69 percent predicting a modest growth of 2.5 to five percent and 17 percent predicting growth greater than five percent. Seven percent predicted a decline in domestic sales for the next 12 months with seven percent predicting sales the same as last year.

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