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                             October 13, 2021

       Daniel J. Schuller
       Chief Financial Officer
       Essential Utilities, Inc.
       762 W. Lancaster Avenue
       Pryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 09101

                                                        Re: Essential
Utilities, Inc.
                                                            Form 10-K for the
Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2020
                                                            Form 8-K filed
February 25, 2021
                                                            File No. 001-06659

       Dear Mr. Schuller:

               We have reviewed your October 1, 2021 response to our comment
letter and have the
       following comment. In our comment, we may ask you to provide us with
information so we may
       better understand your disclosure.

              Please respond to the comment within ten business days by
providing the requested
       information or advise us as soon as possible when you will respond. If
you do not believe our
       comments apply to your facts and circumstances, please tell us why in
your response.

              After reviewing your response to these comments, we may have
additional comments.
       Unless we note otherwise, our references to prior comments are to
comments in our September
       9, 2021 letter.

       Form 8-K filed February 25, 2021

       Exhibit 99.1, page 1

   1.                                                   We have read your
response to prior comment 1 and continue to believe that your current
                                                        presentation of the
non-GAAP measure, Adjusted Income, substitutes individually tailored
                                                        recognition and
measurement methods for those of GAAP. Please confirm to us that in
                                                        future filings, you
will not include an adjustment to provide full-year 2020 run rate of
                                                        People   s operating
results, including additional net interest expenses, to show the effects
                                                        of the Peoples
acquisition as if this transaction closed on January 1, 2020 in your
                                                        presentation of
Adjusted Income.
 Daniel J. Schuller
Essential Utilities, Inc.
October 13, 2021
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       You may contact Joanna Lam at 202-551-3476 or Steve Lo at 202-551-3394
with any

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