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.

AEA Annual Meeting & Conference
November 12
and 13, 2020

2.5 w tchs / 3 ww tchs
Friday 1.5 w tchs / 2 ww tchs
(Attendance for the entire day required in order to receive credit)


AEA is going virtual because of the pandemic.  We will be online to provide ESSENTIAL information providers of ESSENTIAL service need to navigate challenges and continue great service.  Topics include:


  • William Senft, EJ Water Trust, Inc. will give an Introduction to the Water Coop: a Non-profit Model of Water and Wastewater Service Delivery
  • John Gray, NJDEP will talk about Current Topics in Water Resources Management at the NJDEP
  • Rob Newby, NJDEP Division of Science and Research will present an Old Tool, New Use: Using Wastewater Epidemiology as a Strategy to Fight SARS-CoV-2
  • David A. Smith, Princeton Public Affairs Group, Inc. will wrap up with Policies, Politics and Pandemics


TCH credits for operators will be offered both days at a fee of $99 for the first 2 registrants and $50 for each additional registrant from the same organization. Introduce More of Your Folks to AEA! Our low, $25 non-TCH rate is a great way to introduce commissioners, administrative staff, operations professionals, and consultants to AEA. 


You will not be able to access the Zoom meeting without first registering. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


On-line Registration
Registration Form
Sponsor Form



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