President, Aqua Pennsylvania
Marc Lucca was appointed president of Aqua Pennsylvania in October 2016 and is responsible for the utility’s overall operations. He manages a staff of nearly 600 union and non-union employees who deliver drinking water and provide wastewater services to nearly 1.5 million people in 32 counties.
Lucca has more than three decades of utility experience managing water and wastewater utilities and large construction projects including water supply projects and other multi-million-dollar infrastructure projects. He joined Aqua Pennsylvania in 2007 as vice president, production after leaving Marina Coast Water District in California where was general manager. He held the position of vice president, production at Aqua for eight years before being named vice president, distribution which he held until being appointed president in 2016.
Under his leadership, Aqua Pennsylvania continued to make water and wastewater compliance a focus of operations; identified and employed advanced treatment technology to improve drinking water quality; and was integral to improving a culture of safety throughout Pennsylvania. In addition, he led the company’s acquisition of several water and wastewater utilities, some of which were struggling to comply with water quality and environmental regulations before being acquired, expanding service to an additional 45,000 Pennsylvanians.
During Lucca’s tenure Aqua Pennsylvania has increased charitable support for community organizations like food banks, shelters for battered women, environmental organizations that improve watersheds and many more. In 2022, Aqua Pennsylvania was successful in creating a Universal Service Plan for low-income families struggling to maintain utility service.
Lucca earned his M.B.A. from Drexel University, an M.E. in environmental engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a B.S. in environmental engineering technology from Temple University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and other states. Lucca serves on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry, the Pennsylvania Chapter of National Association of Water Companies and the Philly POPS.