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.

Virtual Utility Management Conference

March 9 and 10, 2021

Available Credits
March 9 – 4.5 w; 5ww tch, 2 NJ PE
March 10 – 1.5 w/ww tch
CEUs pending

An array of speakers and presentations will highlight this years’ Utility Management Virtual Conference and Wave Award recognitions on March 9 and 10. The conference coincides with AEA’s 50th Anniversary, so it’s going to be something special.
This year in place of tabletop exhibits we are asking for “Gold Sponsors” at a fee of $500. Your company’s logo will be included in the online program with a link to your website. Please join us in the celebration.
Topics to be presented include:
  • Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow for AEA
  • Licensing and Exam Update
  • Managing through a Crisis
  • HR issues including Collective Bargaining
And more. Video interviews with Wave Award recipients will be presented.

2021 UMC Agenda

Online Registration Form

Registration Form

Sponsorship 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