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.

2024 Utility Management Conference
March 12 & 13
Caesars, Atlantic City

Join AEA for formulas for success at the utility management conference. The education and conference committee is excited to present an agenda packed with timely topics.

The moderator for the two-day conference will be Marc Pfeiffer, Assistant Director at Bloustein Local Government Research Center and Principal, PfeifferGov, LLC. Marc will guide the agenda, interacting with speakers and the audience to stress key ideas, ask thoughtful questions, and enhance learning. 

Presentations include: licensing, microplastics, cyber threats, security resources, shared services, HR and more. 

We will recognize wave award recipients and the 2023 EPDA cohort during lunch on Wednesday.

Agenda (as of 2/12/24)
Reservation Procedures – Cut-off February 26
Exhibit Information


AEA Check-in

AEA will hold its next member check-in meeting on Wednesday, February 14 and February 28 at 8:30 a.m.  It is a chance to hear about relevant info on 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 are generally held the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month unless otherwise indicated. If you are unable to participate, feel free to forward information to a colleague. 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.

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.