Essential Utilities

Essential Utilities, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates regulated utilities that provide water, wastewater, or natural gas services in the United States. It offers water services through operating and maintenance contract with municipal authorities and other parties. The company also provides non-utility raw water supply services for firms in the natural gas drilling industry; and water and sewer line protection solutions, and repair services to households through a third-party. It serves approximately 7.5 million residential water, commercial water, fire protection, industrial water, wastewater, and other water and utility customers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, North Carolina, New Jersey, Indiana, Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky under the Aqua and Peoples brands. The company was formerly known as Aqua America, Inc. and changed its name to Essential Utilities, Inc. in February 2020. Essential Utilities, Inc. was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.


The company began January 4, 1886, by the founding of the Springfield Water Company. The company changed its name to the Philadelphia Suburban Water Company . By 1925 the company provided water to 58 municipalities.The company was incorporated in 1989.The current CEO, Christopher H. Franklin, took his position in 2015.The company partners with Penn Virginia operating subsidiaries to provide water to hydraulic fracturing operations in the Marcellus Shale formation. The company commits to transitioning its Pennsylvania vehicle fleet to compressed natural gas within five years.

Our mission is to provide outstanding customer service, create a safe and sustainable environment, and enhance the quality of life in our communities.

Our vision is to be a global leader in water and wastewater services, setting the standard for excellence and reliability.

Key Team

Mr. Matthew R. Rhodes (Exec. VP of Strategy & Corp. Devel.)

Ms. Susan F. Haindl (Sr. VP & Chief Admin. Officer)

Mr. Robert A. Rubin (Sr. VP, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer)

Mr. Sumit Nair (VP & Chief Information Officer)

Mr. Brian Dingerdissen (VP of Investor Relations & Treasurer)

Ms. Jeanne Russo (VP of Communications)

Ms. Christina Kelly (Sr. VP & Chief HR Officer)

Recognition and Awards
Essential Utilities has won awards for outstanding corporate responsibility and sustainability, as well as for its customer service excellence.

Essential Utilities
Leadership team

Mr. Christopher Paul Luning (Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec.)

Mr. Daniel J. Schuller (Exec. VP & CFO)

Mr. Christopher H. Franklin (Chairman, Pres & CEO)

Products/ Services
Water, Water Purification
Number of Employees
1,000 - 20,000
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States
Company Registration
SEC CIK number: 0000078128
Net Income
500M - 1B
Above - 1B
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