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.

Utility Management Conference

March 22 & 23, 2022
Caesars Atlantic City

Currently, AEA is planning an in-person event. We are planning mainly in-person presentations, however some may be remote. And if the pandemic develops in a way that warrants more caution, our plans may change. More details to come.

Important Notice: AEA will continue to take necessary precautions for the safety of our attendees.

For full details, visit our Utility Management Conference page

A Call for Proposals

AEA is seeking presentation proposals for its upcoming Utility Management Conference.

The conference is set for March 22 & 23, 2022 at Caesars Atlantic City.

We are seeking proposals for presentations to be made at the conference. Full details of what we are looking for and submission forms are below. Submission Deadline is January 14, 2022


WAVE Award Nominations are Now OPEN

Good work deserves attention. 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.
You can help us recognize excellence. Complete the appropriate nomination form (see below). For each nomination, explain why the organization or individual award is merited. 
Nominations are due Jan. 21, 2022

AEA Check-in

AEA will hold its next member check-in meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 26 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.

As we start 2022, these meetings will be held 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. We can return to the weekly format if the need indicates. 


COVID-19 Response Guidelines, Recommendations & Information

Federal Agencies

New Jersey: DEP, DCA and other Agencies

NJ Disaster Recovery

NJ Authorities & Other Local Government Units

For a complete archive of our Covid-19 documents and resource, visit our Document Library (members only).


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.