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.

Attention NJ Water/Wastewater/Solid Waste Authorities, Water or Sewer Departments and Municipal Utilities

Throughout this COVID-19 emergency, AEA is holding periodic “check-in” meetings online, providing staff of water/wastewater/solid waste utilities an opportunity to support one another and problem-solve. If you are with a New Jersey municipal collection, treatment system or a drinking water system, and you would like to participate, please call 609-584-1877 ext 1 or email


COVID-19 Response Guidelines, Recommendations & Information

Federal Agencies

New Jersey: DEP, DCA and other Agencies

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.


Environmental Professional Development Academy 2020

Please note that due to the ongoing response to the COVID-19 outbreak, EPDA courses for 2020 have been postponed. Please continue to check this page or our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates. We will post new dates as soon as they are available. If you have questions, please call Karen or Peggy at 609-584-1877.


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