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.

Recognize Excellence: Nominate Someone for a WAVE Award

The Association of Environmental Authorities bestows Wave Awards to recognize excellence in the public water, wastewater, recycling, and solid waste sector in New Jersey. Submissions are reviewed by a three- member committee. This year’s awards will be presented at our March utility management conference.


Award Details & Submission Form

About the WAVE Award Categories


PUBLIC HEARING on Permitting of PFAS Compounds in NJPDES Discharges

Thursday, January 21, 2021, 2 – 4 pm

The Council will provide 5 minutes per oral presentation and strongly encourages the submittal of detailed written comments by email or on paper, to augment your testimony. Written comments will be accepted until January 29, 2021 and can be sent via email to If submitting electronically, the preferred format is Microsoft Word® 2003 or above (not Macintosh formats).

This public hearing will be conducted through a virtual format using Microsoft Teams. Click here for full details.



COVID-19 Response Guidelines, Recommendations & Information

Federal Agencies


New Jersey: DEP, DCA and other Agencies


NJ Disaster Recovery


NJ Authorities & Other Local Government Units


Other sources



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 publically 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 envrionment 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.


AEA notes with sadness the passing of Roger D. Parkhurst. Roger and his company, Pumping Services, have been long-time participants in AEA conferences and events. Please see this link to his obituary.


Congratulations to the 2019 EPDA Cohort. Seated l to r: Kylene Clemens, Ocean County UA, Jamie Avagnano, Pequannock River Basin RSA, Kaitlyn Fare, Evesham MUA, Karen Burris, AEA Office Manager. Second row l to r: Michael Pizzuti, Evesham MUA, Emmanuel Stuppard, Willingboro MUA, Peter Machotka, Ocean County UA, Peggy Gallos, AEA Executive Director, Benigno Aquino, Ocean County UA, Gerry Lardiere, Ocean County UA, Peter Canal, Bayshore RSA. Third row l to r: Richard Brand, AEA First Vice President, Brian Valentino, Academy Director, Jeffrey Magil, Western Monmouth UA, Larry Chambers, Plainfield MUA, James Agnello, Ocean County UA, Maximino Arce, Western Monmouth UA