Essential Utilities

Essential Utilities Announces Retirement of Aqua Ohio President and Appointment of New Leader

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 9:08pm

Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE: WTRG) announced today that Robert Davis will succeed Ed Kolodziej as president of the companys Aqua Ohio water and wastewater utility.

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  • Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE: WTRG) announced today that Robert Davis will succeed Ed Kolodziej as president of the companys Aqua Ohio water and wastewater utility.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210120005700/en/
    Ed has distinguished himself through his successful career as president of Aqua Ohio, said Colleen Arnold, president of the Aqua division of Essential.
  • Were grateful for his leadership and significant contributions to the Ohio communities we serve, and we wish him well in retirement.
  • For more information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with Essential Utilities business, please refer to Essential Utilities annual, quarterly and other SEC filings.

Aqua Pennsylvania Reaches Agreement With East Whiteland Twp. to Purchase Municipal Wastewater Assets

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 10:04pm

Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE:WTRG) announced today that its Pennsylvania wastewater subsidiary has signed an asset purchase agreement with East Whiteland Township, Chester County to acquire the municipalitys wastewater assets for approximately $55 million.

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  • Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE:WTRG) announced today that its Pennsylvania wastewater subsidiary has signed an asset purchase agreement with East Whiteland Township, Chester County to acquire the municipalitys wastewater assets for approximately $55 million.
  • East Whiteland Townships wastewater system serves approximately 8,200 customer-equivalents including residential and commercial connections.
  • I would like to welcome the residents and businesses of East Whiteland and neighboring communities to the Aqua wastewater family, many of whom already receive our drinking water.
  • Aqua Pennsylvania Wastewater is a subsidiary of Aqua Pennsylvania and serves approximately 43,000 connections in 16 counties throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Essential Utilities CEO Chris Franklin Interviewed by Advisor Access

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 3:30pm

Advisor Access spoke with Essential Utilities CEO Chris Franklin.

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  • Advisor Access spoke with Essential Utilities CEO Chris Franklin.
  • Chris Franklin: Essential Utilities provides a unique combination of experienced, regulated utility companies offering essential services to customers and a unique investment opportunity for investors.
  • Essential Utilities Inc. has paid Advisor Access a fee to distribute this email.
  • Chris Franklin had final approval of the content and is wholly responsible for the validity of the statements and opinions.

Essential Utilities’ Pennsylvania Wastewater Subsidiary Acquires New Garden Township Assets

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - 1:30pm

Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE: WTRG) today announced its largest subsidiary, Aqua Pennsylvania, acquired the wastewater assets of New Garden Township, serving approximately 2,100 customer connections in southeast Pennsylvanias Chester County.

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  • Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE: WTRG) today announced its largest subsidiary, Aqua Pennsylvania, acquired the wastewater assets of New Garden Township, serving approximately 2,100 customer connections in southeast Pennsylvanias Chester County.
  • Were very pleased to welcome New Garden Township residential and business customers to the Aqua family and look forward to providing them the highest level of service and value, said Aqua Pennsylvania Wastewater President Marc Lucca.
  • Aqua Pennsylvania Wastewater is a subsidiary of Aqua Pennsylvania and serves approximately 43,000 connections in 16 counties throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • For more information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with Essential Utilities business, please refer to Essential Utilities annual, quarterly and other SEC filings.

Aqua Pennsylvania Wastewater Makes $3 Million Payment Toward Purchase of Lower Makefield Township Municipal Wastewater System

Friday, December 11, 2020 - 1:30pm

Aqua Pennsylvania Wastewater announced today it has completed a good-faith payment of $3 million toward the purchase of the municipal wastewater system of Lower Makefield Township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

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  • Aqua Pennsylvania Wastewater announced today it has completed a good-faith payment of $3 million toward the purchase of the municipal wastewater system of Lower Makefield Township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
  • The company announced in September that it had signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire the municipalitys wastewater assets for $53 million.
  • Aqua Pennsylvania Wastewater President Marc Lucca explained that This good-faith deposit, will help Lower Makefield Township meet its 2021 budget obligations while the transaction makes its way through the regulatory approval process with the Public Utility Commission.
  • Aqua Pennsylvania Wastewater is a subsidiary of Aqua Pennsylvania and serves approximately 43,000 connections in 16 counties throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Essential Utilities Inc. Announces New Communications Director

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 5:03pm

Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE: WTRG) announced the appointment of Erin ODonnell as the communications director responsible for external and internal communications for the company.

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  • Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE: WTRG) announced the appointment of Erin ODonnell as the communications director responsible for external and internal communications for the company.
  • ODonnell brings more than 18 years of utility related communications experience to Essential.
  • Most recently, she served as the interim communications director of Essential Utilities and the manager of communications and community relations at Peoples.
  • Over the past several months, Erin has led the communications team through the transition as Peoples joined Aqua under Essential Utilities, said Dingerdissen.

Aqua Pennsylvania Receives State Funding for PFAS Treatment in Montgomery County

Monday, November 30, 2020 - 7:41pm

Aqua Pennsylvania announced today that funding has been included in the Pennsylvania state budget to construct a treatment facility at its North Hills well in Upper Dublin Township, Montgomery County.

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  • Aqua Pennsylvania announced today that funding has been included in the Pennsylvania state budget to construct a treatment facility at its North Hills well in Upper Dublin Township, Montgomery County.
  • On behalf of all of our customers, Aqua Pennsylvania would like to thank State Representatives Ben Sanchez and Matt Bradford, and Senator Art Haywood, for their tireless effort to include funding for PFAS remediation at North Hills in the latest fiscal code passed by the Pennsylvania legislature, said Aqua Pennsylvania President Marc Lucca.
  • I look forward to the major progress Aqua and Essential Utilities Inc. will make with this proposed resin treatment system.
  • Aqua Pennsylvania serves approximately 1.4 million people in 32 counties throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Christopher Franklin, Chairman and CEO of Essential Utilities Inc. appointed to Allegheny Conference on Community Development Board of Directors

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 10:00pm

Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE: WTRG) announced today Christopher Franklin, chairman and CEO of Essential Utilities, has been appointed to the Allegheny Conference on Community Developments Board of Directors.

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  • Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE: WTRG) announced today Christopher Franklin, chairman and CEO of Essential Utilities, has been appointed to the Allegheny Conference on Community Developments Board of Directors.
  • Peoples has a strong history in the Pittsburgh region as a high quality utility service provider, employer and community partner, said Christopher Franklin, chairman and CEO of Essential Utilities.
  • Im proud to join the Allegheny Conference on Community Development board of directors to support the important work of the Conferences team.
  • Chris is a great addition to our board, said Stefani Pashman, chief executive officer of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development.

Colleen Arnold, President of Essential Utilities’ Aqua Water and Wastewater Division, Named Woman of Distinction by Philadelphia Business Journal

Monday, November 16, 2020 - 3:34pm

Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE: WTRG) announced today that Colleen Arnold, president of its water and wastewater utilities across the eight-state Aqua footprint, has been named one of the Philadelphia Business Journals Women of Distinction for 2020.

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  • Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE: WTRG) announced today that Colleen Arnold, president of its water and wastewater utilities across the eight-state Aqua footprint, has been named one of the Philadelphia Business Journals Women of Distinction for 2020.
  • Colleen is an incredibly talented engineer and executive with a deep knowledge of water and wastewater operations, water distribution and environmental compliance.
  • Arnold is the first woman to lead Aquas water and wastewater utilities since the creation of the company in 1886.
  • This award is a tribute to the teams at Aqua and Essential and their dedicated efforts on behalf of the customers we serve.

Aqua Pennsylvania receives PENNVEST loan to add PFAS treatment to Montgomery County well

Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 1:30pm

Since 2018, Aqua has worked with Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to complete studies showing that the proposed resin treatment system will provide the desired treatment and has completed design and permitting and documents for the PENNVEST application.

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  • Since 2018, Aqua has worked with Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to complete studies showing that the proposed resin treatment system will provide the desired treatment and has completed design and permitting and documents for the PENNVEST application.
  • Aqua President Marc Lucca said, This is another example of meeting commitments weve made to the community regarding the presence of PFAS.
  • The project includes constructing new ion exchange contactors and related well station improvements to accommodate the new treatment.
  • Aqua Pennsylvania serves approximately 1.4 million people in 32 counties throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.