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.

Annual Meeting & Conference

Nov. 16 & 17, 2021

Caesars Atlantic City

Currently, AEA is planning an in-person event. We are planning mainly in-person presentations, but we do anticipate some will be remote. And if the pandemic develops in a way that warrants more caution, our plans may change.

Important Notice: Masks and proof of vaccination or negative test result 72 hours prior to the conference will be required. NO EXCEPTIONS!


For full details, visit our Annual Conference page



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.