December 8, 2021

Metro Consulting Associates President Selected to Serve as Expert Panelist in MI-AWWA Water Affordability Series

Metro Consulting Associates (MCA), a multifaceted energy, land, and community development firm, today announced that President Damon L. Garrett, PE, joins a group of expert panelists assembled by the Michigan Section of the American Water Works Association (MI-AWWA) as part of their water affordability education series. Garrett will share his expertise on public engagement as it relates to water affordability during a webinar on Friday, February 11, 2022, at 9:00 AM EST.

“Access to clean, affordable water is an ongoing challenge for many water systems, especially those in underserved communities, because of the age of the infrastructure, cost of maintaining or replacing fully depreciated assets, and complexities that extend beyond the water department such as a diminishing tax base,” stated Garrett. “Public engagement and representation are critical inputs when developing water affordability policies and programs. I’m honored to collaborate with other water professionals and MI-AWWA members in our thinking and approach to this complex issue.”

Geared towards Michigan water system professionals, the MI-AWWA series is free to its members and includes educational webinars and forums to expand the dialogue about water affordability.

The webinar series and discussion forums focus on the following six pillars culminating in an in-person summit on May 12, 2022:

  • Funding and Finance
  • Ratemaking
  • Billing and Payment Practices
  • Data and Why We Need It
  • Public Engagement
  • Economic and Community Drivers

To learn more and register for upcoming events, visit the MI-AWWA Water Affordability webpage.

About Metro Consulting Associates
Metro Consulting Associates (MCA) is a multifaceted energy, land, and community development firm that serves both private and public sector clients throughout the Midwestern United States and beyond. Founded in 2009 as a land surveying firm, MCA has grown to provide a mix of services, talent, and technology driven by client needs and community goals to make life better. Serving clients in the renewable energy, electric transmission/distribution, municipal, land development, and oil and gas markets, MCA’s technical expertise will satisfy any and all emerging challenges, taking you where you want to go. Learn more at

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