Archive for January, 2020

Governor Calls for 2020 Referendum on Lead Removal

Posted on: January 22nd, 2020 by eric

In his 2020 State of the State speech in January, Gov. Phil Murphy outlined plans to unveil New Jersey’s new Energy Master Plan, and hand-in-hand with that, discussed ongoing efforts to eliminate lead from water and sewer pipes throughout New Jersey.

“We’re working to protect every school and home in New Jersey from the dangers of lead,” Murphy said. “I applaud Mayor Ras Baraka, Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo, Freeholder President Brendan Gill, and many legislators, for their partnership to fast-track the elimination of lead service lines in the City of Newark.

“But, we all know this is a statewide problem. It extends far beyond just lead in old water lines — lead paint is a much bigger problem — and it extends to our suburban and rural communities.”

Murphy said the effort would require a “significant investment” that will involve funding to replace ol lead lines, as well as “a veritable army of union workers — plumbers and pipefitters, remediation experts, carpenters and laborers, among so many other tradespeople.”

Plans call for a proposal to be put together to go before voters in a November 2020 referendum.

Senate President Steve Sweeney echoed his sentiments, saying the senate should prioritize a clean water plan that would include drinking water protections for lakes, streams and aquifers.

“Clean water is a basic necessity and any formula for success must include quality education and a fully functioning transportation system,” Sweeney said. “These are major challenges that will require a major commitment of resources but we cannot afford to be intimidated. We have to be willing to invest political willpower if we are to make real and lasting progress.”

Registrations Now Open For 2020 Utility Management Conference

Posted on: January 20th, 2020 by eric

Registrations are now open for our 2020 Spring Utility Management Conference, set for March 10-11, 2020, at Caesars in Atlantic City. 


Plans are underway for the spring conference which includes Wave award presentations and distribution of certificates to the EPDA Cohort.

Caesars Reservations procedures

Online Registration Form
PDF Registration Form
A Call for Proposals!
Proposals Submission Form: Deadline – January 27, 2020


A Call for Proposals!

We are seeking proposals for presentations for AEA training programs, workshops, and conferences. Submissions are primarily used to create programs for the spring and fall conferences in Atlantic City but may be selected for other education activities such as the Environmental Professional Development Academy or special one-day and half-day workshops. For further details download this form, and to submit use this submission form.


Calling All Exhibitors!

Reach executive directors, commissioners, & other
key decision makers and thought leaders by exhibiting at the conference.

AEA focuses on effective management and long-term planning for public clean water and solid waste utilities in NJ. Our attendees are the people you want to reach– decision-makers at utilities that serve 8 million people!

For more information and/or to apply to exhibit, download this form.