August 31, 2021

Metro Consulting Associates to Present at the Michigan Section of the American Water Works Association (MI-AWWA) 2021 Annual Conference and Exhibits

Firm to also exhibit at this online and in-person event September 14-17

Metro Consulting Associates (MCA), a multifaceted energy, land, and community development firm, today announced that President Damon L. Garrett, PE, and Municipal Project Manager Jarion Bradley, PE, will jointly present at the Michigan Section 83rd Annual Conference and Exhibits (MI-ACE) on Friday, September 17 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids, MI.

The presentation titled “Breaking the Vicious Cycle” shares strategies that address federal and state mandates for failing infrastructure and municipal realities to deliver clean, affordable water. Creating or maintaining a sustainably funded and properly staffed water system to deliver on municipal goals and compliance requirements is a complex challenge that extends beyond the water department. Delivering clean, affordable water demands interdepartmental cooperation and proactive engagement with oversight agencies, the community at large, and water customers.

“For many communities, standard revenue generation and operational models work for their water systems,” stated Garrett. “But these very same models can negatively impact disadvantaged communities, pushing them into a vicious cycle that becomes more and more difficult to break.”

“We’re eager to share real-world examples, lessons learned, and successful tactics based on our work with the City of Highland Park to help other water systems break or avoid the vicious cycle,” says Bradley.

Professional engineers or other certification-holding professionals can earn 2.2 drinking water continuing education credits (CECs) from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) for presentation attendance.

MCA is exhibiting at the conference September 14 and 15 with experts in attendance during the entire event for one-on-one meetings or to discuss asset management, regulatory compliance, grant writing and fund management, stormwater consulting, civil engineering, land surveying, and more.

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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