Essential Utilities is a water utility and natural gas provider based in Pennsylvania. The company is one of the largest publicly traded water companies in the United States and has approximately 5 million customers. Essential Utilities is primarily active in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, North Carolina, New Jersey, Indiana and Virginia. Through several acquisitions of smaller water utilities in the past few years, it has gradually expanded its reach. The subsidiary Aqua Infrastructure, LLC specializes in the planning, construction and management of water pipes for the gas and oil shale industry. However, Essential generates the vast majority of its revenue and profit from its water / wastewater business (through several local water subsidiaries) and its natural gas business (through People Gas subsidiary). On February 3, 2020, the company changed its name from former Aqua America to the current name Essential Utilities.
USA – Water Utility