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Essential Announces New Vice President, Production for Its Largest Water and Wastewater Subsidiary

April 2, 2020

BRYN MAWR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 2, 2020-- Essential Utilities announced today that its largest water and wastewater subsidiary, Aqua Pennsylvania has hired 27-year water utility industry veteran Todd Duerr as vice president, production. Duerr’s career includes executive management, technical and business operations, business development and federal contracting.

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Todd Duerr has been hired as vice president of production for Aqua Pennsylvania, the largest water and wastewater subsidiary of Essential Utilities Inc. (Photo: Business Wire)

Todd Duerr has been hired as vice president of production for Aqua Pennsylvania, the largest water and wastewater subsidiary of Essential Utilities Inc. (Photo: Business Wire)

“We are fortunate to have a water professional with Todd’s experience lead our production team at Aqua,” said Essential Chairman and CEO Chris Franklin. “Todd brings a variety of water and wastewater industry operations experience required to lead our company’s largest water production operation.”

Aqua Pennsylvania President Marc Lucca echoed Franklin’s sentiment. “Our production team treats and delivers an average of 115 million gallons of drinking water throughout Pennsylvania each day, said Lucca. “This responsibility requires significant technical and management experience. Todd has the necessary experience to lead our talented production team.”

In his new role, Duerr will be responsible for Aqua’s 11 surface water treatment plants and more than 200 wells throughout the state, which collectively produce drinking water daily for approximately 1.4 million people in 32 counties.

Duerr comes to Aqua from Veolia North America where he most recently served as vice president of business development, since 2018. Previously, he was president of American Water Military Services and Contract Services Group. He has a B.A. in mathematics from Bloomsburg University, a B.S. in Civil engineering Technology from Temple University, an M.S. degree in water resources and environmental engineering from Villanova University. He is a professional licensed civil engineer in Pennsylvania and Virginia and has Class A water and wastewater operator’s licenses in Pennsylvania.

About Essential
Essential is one of the largest publicly traded water, wastewater and natural gas providers in the U.S., serving approximately 5 million people across 10 states under the Aqua and Peoples brands. Essential is committed to excellence in proactive infrastructure investment, regulatory expertise, operational efficiency and environmental stewardship. The company recognizes the importance water and natural gas play in everyday life and is proud to deliver safe, reliable services that contribute to the quality of life in the communities it serves. For more information, visit

Aqua Pennsylvania serves approximately 1.4 million people in 32 counties throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Visit for more information or follow Aqua on Facebook at and on Twitter at @MyAquaAmerica.


Donna Alston
Mgr. Communications
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Source: Essential Utilities Inc.