Association of Environmental Authorities

AEA is a trade association of publicly owned government agencies and private-sector businesses that provide or support clean water and solid waste utility service in New Jersey. The mission of AEA is to provide information, education and advocacy that help member organizations provide professional, efficient and cost-effective service to their ratepayers and to help the public understand and appreciate the work of its members.


The Environmental Professional Development Academy will begin the operations track on August 31, 2022. Click here for more information.

Annual Meeting & Conference 

This year’s Annual Meeting & Conference continues the theme Environmental Justice in the Era of Recovery and will be held November 15 & 16, 2022 at Caesars Atlantic City. For details, forms, registration information, and more, visit our Annual Conference page.


Call for Proposals

AEA is seeking presentation proposals for its upcoming Annual Meeting & Conference. The conference is set for November 15 & 16, 2022 at Caesars Atlantic City. 

Abstracts are being sought from executive directors, CFOs, operators, financial, accounting, management, human resources professionals, public officials, regulators, engineers, scientists, consultants, sales representatives, manufacturers, academics and others with expertise, knowledge and skills applicable to the management of water, wastewater and solid waste facilities in New Jersey. Preference given to submissions from AEA member organizations.

Submission deadline is August 15, 2022.
Submission form

AEA Check-in

AEA will hold its next member check-in meeting on Wednesday, July 13 and July 27. All meetings begin at 8:30 a.m. It is a chance to hear about relevant info on Covid and the legislative, regulatory, and sector fronts. It is a chance to share and confer with other members. Anyone who is part of an AEA member organization may participate. These meetings will be held 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. Contact Karen Burris if you need the login information.

Covid Resources

For our archive of Covid-related resources, policies, and documents pertaining to the public water/wastewater industry, visit our document archive.

The Value of AEA in Every Type of Membership

AEA has three classes of members: Regular or authority members, municipal members, and associate members. Any organization that does business within the publicly owned water, wastewater, solid waste and recycling agency sector has a place at the AEA table. Our unique focus is the management, administrative and policy development aspects of public utility service.

We Got This! AEA member water, sewer and solid waste utilities have been working hard to protect public health and the environment by maintaining service to customers during the COVID19 emergency. Check out our video.

Toilets are not Trash Cans. AEA echoes the message of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, reminding New Jersey that ALL wipes should be thrown into the trash –NEVER flushed down the toilet. This is especially important during the current pandemic. Check out our video.