According to TechSci Research’s report, United States Water Pumps Market, By Type, By Application, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2012-2016, the US water pumps market is forecast to cross $9.47 billion by 2026. Centrifugal and positive displacement are the two major types of water pumps used in the US. Centrifugal pumps offer better flowrates at low pressures, whereas positive displacement pumps deliver high pressures at low flowrates. Oil & gas, water treatment, pharmaceuticals, power, paints, pulp & paper and cosmetics are the major end users of water pumps in the US. Industries dealing with high viscosity fluids such as paints or slurries prefer positive displacement pumps over centrifugal water pumps, as high pressure is required in such operations. Anticipated growth in water treatment, oil & gas and power sectors is projected to boost demand for water pumps in the US through 2026.