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.

Op-Ed: Who’s Profiting from Repairs to Aging water and Sewer Systems?

˘It may not always be apparent, but shareholder primacy seems to have guided many of the activities of investor-owned utilities in New Jersey and around the country”

Read the full column here.


Utility Management Conference

March 10-11, 2020, Caesars, Atlantic City


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

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.

Call for 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.


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.

Watch the video: Members explain why they value AEA.


Environmental Professional Development Academy 2020

Track 1 – Operations
January 22, 2020

Track 1 Operations begins Wednesday January 22, 2020. This track consists of tours at various member authorities. Participants are encouraged to wear boots or other sturdy shoes during classes.  Safety boots, head protection and ear protection are to be brought with the attendees to all site visits. If eye protection is required it will be provided. The first location will be posted soon.
If you have questions, please call Karen or Peggy at 609-584-1877.


Congratulations to the 2018 EPDA Cohort. Seated l to r: Jennifer Rivera, Pemberton Township MUA, Yolanda Cox, Plainfield MUA, Natalie Chesko, South Monmouth RSA. Standing l to r: Brian Valentino, Western Monmouth UA and academy director, Paul Dobson, Stony Brook RSA, Hossein “Mack” Rahimi, Stony Brook RSA, Janette Kessler, Atlantic County UA, Javier “Pete” Irizarry, Stony Brook RSA, Frank Rockwell, South Monmouth RSA, Don Hilty, Stony Brook RSA, Michael Mullen, Evesham MUA, Tom Bongiovanni, Two Bridges SA, James Higgins, Evesham. Not pictured: Patricia Lopes, Passaic Valley SC and Larry Chambers, Plainfield MUA.