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.

Save the Date: 

AEA Spring Utility Management Conference

Tuesday, March 12 and Wed., March 13 at Caesar’s in Atlantic City

Presenters for 2019 AEA Conferences Sought!
Proposal submissions due Jan. 15, 2019. 
Caesar’s Room Block Open
Cut off date is February 22, 2019


Nominations Open for 2018 Wave Awards – Recognize Excellence!

The Association of Environmental Authorities bestows Wave Awards to recognize excellence in the public water, wastewater, recycling, and solid waste sector in New Jersey. Submissions are reviewed by a three-member committee.

This year’s awards will be presented at a luncheon on Day Two, Wed., March 13, of the spring utility management conference at Caesar’s in Atlantic City.

Nominations due Friday, Feb. 8, 2019

Download a nomination form here (scroll to the bottom).

Why Should I Submit a Nomination?

Good work deserves attention. By submitting, you foster more success. You instill pride. You motivate. You help us raise awareness about the work we all do.

How Do I Submit A Nomination?

Complete the appropriate nomination form (scroll to the bottom of the form). For each nomination, explain why the organization or individual award is merited. Include supporting documentation such as news stories, resumes, testimonial letters, or other material. Relevant project cost, savings attributed to an effort or project, descriptions of methodologies and other pertinent and distinguishing information should be included. Include photos or charts too, if applicable. Note: Certain limits on who can submit in some categories.

For more information, download the form or read this article to see individual award type descriptions.



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.


Intro to Drones & Assessing Cyber Risks

Middlesex County UA, Sayreville, NJ

New date will likely be in February. AEA will contact registrants about carrying the registration over to the new date. Watch this space or our social media for further updates.

Workshop Flier


Environmental Professional Academy

Final Track of Year 3 and First Track of Year 4 to be Combined

Begins Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019

For EPDA Year 4, we are revising the sequence of tracks. Enrollees completing Year 3 and enrollees starting Year 4 will attend the operations track together. Year 4 enrollees will continue with tracks 2 (admin), 3 (finance) and 4 (human resources), completing all four tracks in 2019. Having completed all four of their tracks, Year 3 enrollees will be honored at the annual Recognition Luncheon, Wednesday, March 13 at Caesar’s in Atlantic City. Year 4 enrollees are to be honored at the March 2020 Recognition Luncheon.
Combined Track 4/Track 1 will kick off on Wed., Jan. 23. The operations track involves a series of tours. The location for the first meeting will be at Two Rivers Water Reclamation Authority in Monmouth Beach NJ.
Note: Safety boots, head protection and ear protection is required for the operations track. Eye protection will be provided if needed.
Online registration starts Tuesday, Nov. 27. If you prefer, download this form, complete it and fax to 609-584-8271. If you have questions, please call Karen or Peggy at 609-584-1877.