Aqua Water Privatization News Articles

Read the latest news articles about Aqua and water privatization below:

Essential Utilities Publishes 2019 ESG Report

Interactive microsite shares environmental, social and governance efforts BRYN MAWR, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 20, 2020– Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE:WTRG) published its 2019 Environmental, Social, and Governance or ESG report today. The report is published as an interactive microsite and is available at It follows a number of leading reporting frameworks, including those set out by… Read more »

Aqua Pennsylvania Reaches Agreement With Lower Makefield Twp. to Purchase Municipal Wastewater System Serving Approximately 11,000 Wastewater Connections

BRYN MAWR, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep. 24, 2020– Aqua Pennsylvania announced today it has signed an asset purchase agreement with Lower Makefield Township to acquire the municipality’s wastewater assets for $53 million. The pending transaction is subject to Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission approval. Lower Makefield Township has a population of approximately 32,600 people in Bucks County, Pennsylvania…. Read more »

Essential Utilities Reports Progress on Infrastructure Projects to Improve Water, Wastewater and Natural Gas Service in 2020

Essential emphasizes need for ongoing infrastructure investment during United for Infrastructure Week BRYN MAWR, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep. 10, 2020– Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE: WTRG) recognizes United for Infrastructure 2020: A Week to Champion America’s Infrastructure (Sept. 14-21) by raising awareness of the country’s critical need for infrastructure improvements and reporting progress on its planned approximately $950 million… Read more »

Essential Utilities’ Texas Water Utility Files Application With Public Utilities Commission for First Acquisition Under New Texas Fair Market Value Law

BRYN MAWR, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 3, 2020– Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE: WTRG) today announced that its Aqua Texas water utility has signed an agreement with The Commons Water Supply, Inc. to purchase the company’s water treatment and distribution system in The Commons of Lake Houston in Huffman, Texas. The system serves more than 1,000 homes in… Read more »

Essential’s Pennsylvania Wastewater Subsidiary Purchases East Norriton System

Aqua Pennsylvania Wastewater closes purchase of the East Norriton system BRYN MAWR, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 22, 2020– Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE: WTRG) announced today its Pennsylvania subsidiary acquired the approximately 5,000-connection wastewater assets of East Norriton Township in Montgomery County for $21 million. “We’re pleased to add the East Norriton community to our growing wastewater footprint… Read more »

Essential Utilities Believes New Virginia Fair Market Value Legislation for Water Utilities Benefits Municipalities and Customers

BRYN MAWR, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr. 23, 2020–Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE: WTRG) today said new legislation in Virginia will allow regulated water utilities to pay a fair market value for the purchase of water and wastewater systems, benefiting local governments, customers and the environment. Before these changes, system values were determined by their depreciated original cost, which… Read more »

Essential Completes Transformational $4.275 Billion Acquisition of Peoples

Company also closes previously announced financing from CPP Investments BRYN MAWR, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE:WTRG) announced today it has successfully completed the acquisition of Peoples, a Pittsburgh-based natural gas distribution company, in an all-cash transaction that reflects an enterprise value of $4.275 billion, including the assumption of approximately $1.1 billion of debt. As… Read more »

Essential Utilities Breaks Ground on New Water Quality Laboratory to Serve Aqua Customers

BRYN MAWR, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Essential Utilities Inc. CEO Christopher Franklin and Chief Environmental Officer Dr. Chris Crockett joined Aqua Pennsylvania President Marc Lucca, DEP Regional Director Pat Patterson and a host of state and regional elected officials and contractors as they broke ground on the site of Aqua’s new water quality laboratory. Essentials’ Aqua family of… Read more »

Essential Utilities Inc. Announces Industry-Leading Commitments for Its Water Business

Company will apply New Jersey’s science-based standard for PFAS mitigation across its footprint, well below EPA’s current advisory limit, and invest in renewable energy to significantly reduce its carbon footprint BRYN MAWR, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 27, 2020– Today, Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE: WTRG) announced new commitments to environmental and community health by launching two industry-leading standards… Read more »

Aqua America’s Ohio Subsidiary Completes Purchase of City of Campbell Water System

BRYN MAWR, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 24, 2020– Aqua America Inc. (NYSE: WTR) announced today its Ohio subsidiary has completed the purchase of the City of Campbell’s water treatment plant and distribution system, which serves about 3,200 connections in Mahoning County, for $7.5 million. This is the first acquisition by an Aqua America subsidiary in 2020. “Aqua’s… Read more »