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.


Plans are underway for the next Environmental Professional Development Academy Cohort. Please check here often for the latest information.

2023 Utility Management Conference

Caesars Hotel, Atlantic City

March 14 & 15

The AEA spring utility management conference agenda will be packed with timely topics. As always, attendees will take away new ideas and info that they can apply at their board meetings, in their plants, and in their offices. The committee is in the process of reaching out to speakers. For full information, visit our Utility Management Conference page, or review the documents below.

Help us Award Excellence

Nominate a Colleague or Organization for the 2023 Wave Awards!

Submission deadline: February 8, 2023

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. The awards will be presented on Day Two, Wed., March 15, 2023 of the spring utility management conference.

Why Should I Submit a Nomination?

Good work deserves attention. By submitting, you foster more success. You instill pride. You motivate.
You help us raise awareness about the work we all do.

How Do I Submit A Nomination?

The full details, as well as a nomination form, can be found here.

AEA Check-in

AEA will hold its next member check-in meeting on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 and February 22, 2023 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.