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MWWC Recognizes Outstanding Members

Press Release (Columbia, Mo., August 27, 2015) – Two employees of Alliance Water Resources were honored last week at the Missouri Water and Waste Water Conference (MWWC), held August 18 and 19 in Jefferson City

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Alliance Water Resource’s Cape Girardeau GIS program

As Development Services Director, Molly Hood restructured Development Services by contracting out GIS to Alliance Water Resources resulting in a high-performing GIS program that will soon be expanded to benefit other departments.  

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Public Water Supply District #1 of Carroll County Selects Alliance Water Resources

The Board of Directors for the Public Water Supply District (PWSD) #1 of Carroll County entered into a five-year agreement with Alliance Water Resources. Alliance will operate and m

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Wastewater Industry Awards Recognize Exceptional Alliance Water Resources Manager

The Missouri Water Environment Association (MWEA) recognized an Alliance Water Resources manager at their Joint Annual Conference held

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Bowling Green Public Works Operation Recognized for Safety

Alliance Water Resources awarded its Bowling Green public works operation with the 2015 Flying Eagle Safety Award for a large division at their annual managers meeting held recently in Columbia, MO. The Flying E

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Boonville Water Treatment Facility Recognized for Safety

Alliance Water Resources awarded its Boonville water treatment facility with the 2015 Flying Eagle Safety Award for a small division at their annual managers meeting held recently in Columbia, MO. The Flying Eagl

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City of Fayette Hires Alliance Water Resources for Water Treatment Plant Management

(Columbia, Missouri, December 4, 2014) – On Friday, November 21, Alliance Water Resources and Operations began operations of the City of Fayette’s water treatment plant located in F

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Pink Up decal placed on Cape Girardeau water tower

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Crews placed a large Pink Up decal on a water tower at the North Cape County Park Wednesday morning. Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau arranged a decal to be placed on the water tower to spread awareness of breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awaren

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Alliance Water Resources Management Member Graduates from Leadership Missouri Program

(Columbia, Missouri, October 16, 2014) – Sandy Neal, Director of Business Development and Human Resources for Alliance Water Resources, recently graduated from the Leadership Missouri program sponsored by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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Alliance Water Resources Employee Recognized by Missouri Water and Wastewater Conference

(Columbia, Missouri, October 1, 2014) – The Missouri Water and Wastewater Conference (MWWC) recognized Josh Willison,      Wastewater Treatment Operator for Al

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Alliance Water Resources Announces Promotion

(Columbia, Missouri, October 6, 2014) – Alliance Water Resources, headquartered in Columbia, Mo. and provider of contract operations and comprehensive management services for municipal and community water, wastewater and public works systems in Missouri, Iowa and Tenn

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Cape Girardeau tap water unlikely to become contaminated

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Cape Girardeau water treatment plant operators say residents need not worry about their drinking water. An explosive algae bloom in Lake Erie left half a million people in Ohio without safe water for days. The tap water there is clean now but the problems that lead

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New water standards for area’s towns require more money

Southeast Missouri towns big and small face compliance issues after federal agencies approved stricter water-quality regulations that took effect this year. Concerns about wildlife prompted the Missouri Clean Water Commission to approve new rules that would strengthen protection for rivers, strea

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City General Committee meets, approves easement – Pool operation plans made in Bowling Green

Plans for the 2014 pool season were made Monday night, as the city General Committee gathered for their regular meeting. Alderman Ed Lawson called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. and asked for roll call. All members but Kenda Flynn were present. Moving on with the agenda, the committee heard

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St. Louis Business Journal Professional Recognition

Sandy Neal has been selected by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry to join an elite group of 38 Missouri business and state leaders chosen to participate in

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Alliance Water Resources Receives Flag of Freedom Award

Alliance Water Resources, a dedicated participant in the Show-Me Heroes program, received their first Flag of Freedom award this month in recognition for hiring a Missouri Veteran. The Show-Me Heroes initiative, which was launched in 2010 by Governor Jay Nixon as part of the larger Missouri Works

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Fast Response and excellent training minimizes chlorine leak

Shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday the Clinton Fire Department was advised of a chlorine leak from a bulk tank at the Henry County Water Plant on Coal Creek Road. Click here for full article

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Alliance Water Resources Selects Next Class of Industry Leaders

Ten exceptional employees with Alliance Water Resources have been chosen to participate in the Leadership Alliance Class of 2013. Leadership Alliance is a program that was developed by Alliance in 2006 to promote advancement from within. It is modeled after similarly named community and state leader

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Atchison County Wholesale Water Commission Enters into Agreement with Alliance Water Resources

On June 13, 2013 the Atchison County (MO) Wholesale Water Commission (ACWWC) approved a five-year agreement for Alliance Water Resources to operate, maintain and manage the water treatment and distribution facilities for the wholesale customers they currently serve, which includes the cities of Fair

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Nevada Municipal Wastewater Facilities and Alliance Water Resources Receive Award

Nevada Municipal Wastewater Facilities and Alliance Water Resources Receive Award The Nevada Municipal Wastewater Facility/Alliance Water Resources received the 2012 Facility of the Year Award in the Large Facility category from the Missouri Water Environment Association at its A

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Elsberry Update

Alliance Water Resources, Inc. has assigned two experienced and veteran public works managers to oversee its Elsberry division for the City. Mike Dougherty, Alliance’s Regional Operations Manager, reported at the City’s March 12, 2013 Alderman meeting that Terry Merritt, a Division Manager for A

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The City of South Fulton, Tennessee Enters Into Service Agreement with Alliance Water Resources

(Columbia, Missouri, January 10, 2012) – At the December 2012 meeting, the South Fulton City Commission voted to enter into a service agreement with Alliance Water Resources to operate and manage the city’s water and wastewater facilities. The agreement, which began January 2, is for Alliance to

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Millions Saved for City of Sedalia and Local Sedalia Industries

(Columbia,Missouri, December 20, 2012) – Alliance Water Resources, who has managed the waste water system for the City of Sedalia since 2008, helped save the city and the local industries millions of dollars by first detecting invalid water hardness data as held by the Department of Natural Resour

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Eliminating Loss | Municipal Sewer & Water Magazine

From the moment Public Water Supply District No. 1 of Ralls County, Mo., turned on the pumps in 1971, the new distribution system leaked. About 30 percent of the district is hilly and rocky. Contractors installing the solvent-weld, thin-walled PVC pipes tossed them into trenches without bedding,

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Water Tower Construction Continues

Construction continues in Franklin on a new water tower on highway A near the Country Club. The new tower will hold 400,000 gallons of water and replace the old 50,000 gallon tower. The project is on schedule and expected to be complete and in service by the end of the year.

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Can Cape run out of water?

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - A hot and dry summer is raising concerns about water supplies in the Heartland. With the summer conditions, people tend to use more water. So, some wonder if the City of Cape Girardeau can actually run out of water. "Right now, it's not a problem," said Kevin P

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The City of Russellville and Alliance Water Resources Enter Into 5-Year Contract

The City of Russellville signed a 5-year public works contract with Alliance Water Resources, which will start July 16, 2012. Both parties involved are enthusiastic about the opportu

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Ste. Genevieve Water System Receives High Marks from Missouri Department of Natural Resources

On May 22 and 23, representatives of the Southeast Regional Office for the Missouri Department of National Resources (DNR) conducted a Compliance and Operation Inspection for the City o

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Public Water Supply District No. 1 of Ralls County

 COLUMBIA, Mo.—Keith Deaver, board president of Public Water Supply District No. 1 of Ralls County, accepted the Missouri Water and Wastewater Conference's Northeast Section System of the Year award on behalf of the district last month.  

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Alliance Water Resources Awarded Contract for City of Versailles

 COLUMBIA, Mo.—The city of Versailles, Mo., has awarded a contract for the operation and management of its wastewater treatment and collection system to Columbia-based Alliance Water Resources. The five-year contract was signed last week and is effective May 1. 

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Promotions at Alliance Water Resources

Alliance Water Resources has promoted three employees. Dale Wagner has been promoted to president, Sandy Neal has been promoted to vice president and director of business development and human resources, and Ann Perkins has been pro

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Cape gives up river for its drinking water

  CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) — The Mississippi River is a big part of Cape Girardeau’s identity, but soon the Mighty Mississippi will no longer provide drinking water to the southeast Missouri community that sits along its banks. Until 1977, th

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Taking a look at how Alliance Water Resources compare to other cities with similar services

When Alliance Water Resources first came to Elsberry in December of 1999 their contract was simple. They were hired to maintain four departments for the city; water, waste water, street maintenance, parks and cemeteries. According to Alderman Robert Kindred, the original reason for Alliance being b

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WATER DISTRICT RECEIVES EXCELLENCE IN FINANCIAL REPORTING AWARD

Public Water Supply District No. 2 of St. Charles County, Missouri has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.  The award certificate was presented to the Water District by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFO

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Wheadon donates funds to purchase flag pole at PBP

Peggy Wheadon, of Elsberry, recently donates funds to purchase the new flag pole located at Page Branch Park in Elsberry. The flag pole was purchased in memory of her late husband, Earl Wheadon, Jr. The flag pole was installed by Ron Conger, Alliance Water Resources Manager.

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Bowling Green Receives Certificate of Appreciation

On June 26, 2011 and July 2, 2011, severe storms rolled through the City of Bowling Green and other regions of eastern Missouri causing power outages, tree limb damage, and other problems for residents.  As soon as the storms ceased, Alliance’s staff

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TPO Magizine “Many Hats” article on Phil Webster

http://www.tpomag.com/editorial/2011/07/many_hats Phil Webster’s to-do list must be a mile long. Find more wood chips for the composting project. Work on a multi-year sewer overflow reduction plan. Order T-shirts for the Stream Tea

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AWR Folks Helping in Joplin

http://www.semissourian.com/story/1731026.html Area worker describes scenes from Joplin as 'heartbreaking' Thursday, May 26, 2011 By Scott Moyers ~ Southeast

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Alliance Water Resources receives Excellence Award for Local Government Solutions

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) today announced the recipients of its 2010

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Alliance Water Resources expands presence in Missouri

Alliance Water Resources, quietly going about its business at its corporate headquarters on Keene Street, has grown during the years into one of Missouri’s leading managers of water and sewer systems. “There are other companies that do what we do,” Sandy Neal, vice president of marketing an

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Case Study: City of Bowling Green

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Alliance Water Resources Awarded Contract for City of Nevada

Alliance Water Resources Awarded Contract for City of Nevada Water and Wastewater Operations and Management

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Alliance Water Resources Awarded Lincoln County Water District Contract Renewal

COLUMBIA, Mo.—Public Water Supply District No. 1 of Lincoln County, Mo., has renewed its water and wastewater operations and maintenance contract with Columbia-based Alliance Water Resources. The 10-year contract renewal became effective Jan. 1, 2011.  This is the third time since 1995 that PWSD

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Alliance Water Resources Awarded Franklin County With Contract Renewal

COLUMBIA, Mo.—Public Water Supply District No. 1 of Franklin County, Mo., has renewed its professional operations agreement for the district’s water and sewer utilities with Columbia-based Alliance Water Resources. The 10-year contract renewal became effective Jan. 1, 2011. The new agreement

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City OKs hiring water staff

The Sedalia City Council on Monday approved an expanded contract with Alliance Water Resources that will add two staff members next year to help manage the city's Water Pollution Control Department. The city contracted Alliance in 2008 to provide management services for the department. The cou

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Alliance Water Resources, a Professional Water & Wastewater Contract Operations Firm promotes Kent Kotthoff

COLUMBIA, Mo.—Alliance Water Resources is pleased to announce that Mr. Kent Kotthoff, P.E., has been promoted to   Local Manager at the St. Charles County Division. Kent has been with Alliance since 2004 working most recently as the St. Charles County Water District’s and East Cent

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Alliance Water Resources, a Professional Water & Wastewater Contract Operations Firm promotes two managers

COLUMBIA, Mo.—Alliance Water Resources a Professional Water & Wastewater Contract Operations Firm announced the promotion of two managers. Michael

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USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROVIDES $2,135,000 LOAN TO RALLS COUNTY

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Ralls County Water District receives $2 million for water tower, improvements

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Ralls County Public Water Supply District No. 1 has been awarded more than $2 million in federal funding to make improvements to its infrastructure, including pipe repairs and a new water tower. U.S. Department of Agriculture officials were slated to present water district offici

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City of Sainte Genevieve, Missouri and Alliance Water Resources Announce Start of New Partnership

The Board of Aldermen for the City of Sainte Genevieve, Missouri has announced the start of a new four-year partnership with Alliance Water Resources beginning October 1. Alliance Water Resources has been hired by the City for full service operation, maintenance and management of the City’s water

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City Sees Cost Savings with Green Reserve Project

In March of 2010, the first of two aeration basins went online with fine air diffusers resulting in immediate reduction in energy costs. With both fine air diffusers online in April, the project is averaging about $2,000 a month in electrical cost savings to the City. The estimated project payback i

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EDI Partnership pays off for Missouri Community

Environmental Dynamics Inc. (EDI - Columbia, MO; www.wastewater.com), has partnered with St. Louis based electric utility Ameren UE as part of their “Business Energy Efficiency Program”. As a leading supplier of aeration systems for wastewater treatment, EDI assists eligible communities in recei

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Region 7 Holds first TAUD Meeting of 2010 in Waynesboro

Thursday, January 7th, 2010 Annie Chiodo serves as the Manager of Waynesboro Water & Wastewater along with the responsibilities of Region 7 Leader. The meeting took place at Bradley’s Restaurant in downtown Waynesboro and attracted some new attendee’s for this Region. Typically, this has be

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DNR presents Cape Girardeau with $1.8 million in Recovery Act funds for drinking water improvements

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, MARCH 26, 2010 – During a ceremony held today, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources presented the city of Cape Girardeau with a $1,000,000 grant and an $840,721 loan for drinking water improvements. This project is being funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment

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Organizers called first Women in Business event ‘a terrific start’

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Board Member Training for Districts Served by Alliance

At Alliance, the idea of devleoping partnerships with our clients isn''t just an idea. We strive to work with our clients daily to answer their questions, provide detailed information and offer resolutions to common, and not so common, operational and business issues of their systems. Along those li

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St. Charles County division receives safety award

Workers at Alliance’s St. Charles County division were recognized last month for their efforts to maintain a model safety program. The award is presented every six months to the Alliance division whose safety program receives the highest ranking compared to the company’s overall safety goals.

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Alliance teams with Cape Girardeau during storm cleanup

Allliance's philosophy has always been to be a part of our community teams in and around our client cities and districts, especially in times of need. Recently, southwest Missouri was hard hit with snow and ice. In Cape Girardeau, the Alliance water operations team worked with the City's Public Work

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Alliance Team at PWSD #1 of Lincoln County Gets the Job Done!

PWSD #1 of Lincoln County faced a catastrophic main break event on Wednesday, January 14, 2009. The first call came in at 11AM and by 10PM the staff had rpaired over 10 leaks with over 50 to go. Temperatures were dropping and the wind chill was -18. They were in desperate need of help. It only took

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Alliance Project Management services at work

Construction has been finalized on another project coordinated for the PWSD#2 of St. Charles County. A main replacement and relocation project was needed due to roadway improvements scheduled in the City of Dardenne Prairie. The 7,400 feet of existing 10" PVC pipe was upgraded with 20" ductile iron

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Chlorine Safety Course Attracts Southeast Missouri Water and Wastewater Operators

More than fifty water and sewer operators from Southeast Missouri attended a training session on chlorine safety and industry-wide regulatory updates last week. The operators, who represented nearly twenty communities, gathered at Fire Station #1 in Cape Girardeau on Wednesday, Dec. 3. Attendees

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2008 Leadership Program Combats Water Industry “Brain Drain”

Nine candidates have completed a program for leadership in water and wastewater system operations. Contract operations and maintenance firm Alliance Water Resources sponsored the program for selected employees in response to the need for increasingly higher skill sets at the local utility level.

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Henry 3 Recognized for Safety

Workers at Henry County PWSD #3 were recognized recently for having no recordable or lost time incidents in 2007. The system has been managed by contract operations and maintenance company Alliance Water Resources since 2002. Safety practices for each division are reviewed every si

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Franklin 1 Recognized for Safety

Workers at Public Water Supply District #1 of Franklin County were recognized recently for having no recordable or lost time incidents in 2007. The system has been managed by contract operations and maintenance company Alliance Water Resources since 2005. Safety practices for each

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Buchanan 1 Recognized for Safety

Workers at PWSD #1 of Buchanan County were recognized recently for having no recordable or lost time incidents in 2007. The system has been managed by contract operations and maintenance company Alliance Water Resources since 2001. Safety practices for each division are reviewed ev

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Troy Recognized for Safety

Workers at the City of Troy wastewater treatment facility were recognized recently for having no recordable or lost time incidents in 2007. The system has been managed by contract operations and maintenance company Alliance Water Resources since 2005. Safety practices for each divi

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Cameron Recognized for Safety

Workers at the City of Cameron wastewater treatment facility were recognized recently for having no recordable or lost time incidents in 2007. The system has been managed by contract operations and maintenance company Alliance Water Resources since 1990. Safety practices for each d

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Tipton Recognized for Safety

Workers at the City of Tipton water and wastewater treatment facilities were recognized recently for having no recordable or lost time incidents in 2007. The system has been managed by contract operations and maintenance company Alliance Water Resources since 1999. Safety practices

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Platte 1 Recognized for Safety

Workers at Consolidated Public Water Supply District #1 of Platte County were recognized recently for having no recordable or lost time incidents in 2007. The system has been managed by contract operations and maintenance company Alliance Water Resources since 2002. Safety practice

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Phelps 2 Recognized for Safety

Workers at PWSD #2 of Phelps County were recognized recently for having no recordable or lost time incidents in 2007. The system has been managed by contract operations and maintenance company Alliance Water Resources since 2006. Safety practices for each division are reviewed ever

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Henry County Water Company Recognized for Safety

Workers at Henry County Water Company were recognized recently for having no recordable or lost time incidents in 2007. The system has been managed by contract operations and maintenance company Alliance Water Resources since 1983. Safety practices for each division are reviewed every six months

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Elsberry Recognized for Safety

Workers at the City of Elsberry water, wastewater and public works facilities were recognized recently for having no recordable or lost time incidents in 2007. The system has been managed by contract operations and maintenance company Alliance Water Resources since 2000. Safety pra

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C-PWSD #1 of Platte County Recognized for Safety

Workers at Consolidated Public Water Supply District #1 of Platte County were recognized recently for having no recordable or lost time incidents in 2007. The system has been managed by contract operations and maintenance company Alliance Water Resources since 2002. Safety practices for each divi

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Lake Ozark/Osage Beach Team Wins Safety Award

Workers at the Lake Ozark/Osage Beach joint wastewater treatment plant were recognized in February for their efforts to maintain a model safety program. The facility has been managed by Alliance Water Resources since early 2000. An award is presented every six months to the Alliance division whos

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New HR Manager Answers Water Industry Challenges

Caroline Harvey is the new manager of human resources for Alliance Water Resources, Inc. In her new role, Harvey will oversee human resource functions for the contract water and wastewater operations and maintenance company. “It’s really rewarding to be a part of such a vital industry,” Har

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New Technical Services Director Finds Operational Efficiencies

Craig Edlund, P.E., will assume the new position of director of technical services for Alliance Water Resources. He is formerly the director of marketing and business development and will continue in his role as vice president of the company. In his new role—a first for the company—Edlund wil

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Alliance Water Resources Director to “Get the Word Out”

Sandra Neal is the new director of marketing and business development at Alliance Water Resources. She is formerly the director of human resources for the company. “Serving as the human resources director has been incredibly rewarding,” says Neal. “Alliance employees are an amazing group of

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PWSD #2 of St. Charles County Receives Financial Reporting Award

Public Water Supply District No. 2 of St. Charles County, Missouri has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The award certificate was presented to the Water District by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA)

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Voss is Rural Water Office Professional of the Year

Mary Voss is the Missouri Rural Water Association office professional of the year for 2007. Voss was recognized as an outstanding office professional last week during the Association’s annual Office Professionals Seminar at Lake Ozark, Mo. The award winner is determined by Missouri Rural Water

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Voss is Rural Water Office Professional of the Year

Mary Voss is the Missouri Rural Water Association office professional of the year for 2007. Voss was recognized as an outstanding office professional last week during the Association’s annual Office Professionals Seminar at Lake Ozark, Mo. The award winner is determined by Missouri Rural Water

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Stinnett Named Alliance Manager for Bowling Green

This article is reprinted with permission from The People’s Tribune. Andrea Ankrom, Reporter Bo Stinnett has been named Public Works Manager for the City of Bowling Green with Alliance Water Resources. Stinnett, however, is not a new face to Alliance. He started with the company in

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St. Charles County Water District Receives Financial Reporting Award

Public Water Supply District No. 2 of St. Charles County, Missouri has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The award certificate was presented to the Water District by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and

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Leadership Alliance Graduate is new Parkville System Manager

Shawn Middendorf is the new wastewater system manager for the City of Parkville, Mo. As system manager, Middendorf will manage daily operation and maintenance services for the City’s wastewater facilities. The utility is managed by Alliance Water Resources, a professional water and wastewater o

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PWSD #2 of Phelps County Welcomes new System Manager

Jim Ianke is the new water and wastewater System Manager for Public Water Supply District #2 of Phelps County, Mo. As system manager, Ianke will manage overall operations of both water and wastewater systems, as well as financial organization, operations reporting, utility billing, meter reading

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Water Loss Control Brings Financial and Customer Service Success

By PWSD #1 of Ralls County Board President Keith Deaver, as reported by Veronica Salmons Introduction/Synopsis When careful record keeping revealed that a known leak problem was actually losing millions of gallons of water each month, the Board of Directors at Publi

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Tipton Division Recognized by CDC

The US Public Health Service Centers for Disease Control (CDC) honored the City of Tipton, Iowa, water system with the Water Fluoridation Quality Award this week. Recognizing consistent efforts in “maintaining fluoride levels in the water system within the range considered opt

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Gummersheimer Earns Division Manager Promotion

Dan Gummersheimer, formerly project manager, has been promoted to division manager for water and wastewater operations company Alliance Water Resources. Gummersheimer will continue to work out of his current location in St. Charles County, Mo. From there, he will oversee Alliance divisions in the

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Ralls County Team Wins Safety Award

Workers at Public Water Supply District #1 of Ralls County were recognized last week for their efforts to maintain a model safety program. The award is presented every six months to the Alliance division whose safety program receives the highest ranking compared to the company&rsquo

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Community Participation Boosts Alliance Staff, Kids

Throughout the year, Alliance Water Resources employees enjoy opportunities to work with the public and school-age children. In the City of Parkville, Mo., System Manager Dennae Caquelin and staff hosted a group of students on “Bring Your Kid to Work” day. Several City employees and their chi

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Alliance Water Resources “Above and Beyond” for Reservist Employee

Alliance Water Resources has been awarded the “Above and Beyond Award” from the Missouri committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve organization. Carl Kindermann, PWSD #2 of St. Charles County water plant operator and member of the Army Reserve, nominated the company in response

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Bowling Green System Manager Joins Water Association Board

Terry Merritt, public works manager for the City of Bowling Green, has joined the Board of the Missouri section of the American Water Works Association. Merritt was inducted at joint meeting of the Missouri section of the American Water Works Association and Missouri Water Environment Association

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Parkville System Manager is Northwest Missouri Wastewater Operator of the Year

Dennae Caquelin, wastewater system manager for the City of Parkville, Mo., has been selected as Missouri Water and Wastewater Conference’s Northwest Missouri Wastewater Operator of the Year. Caquelin was selected by a committee of past award winners to represent the organization’s Northwest s

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Parkville System Manager is Northwest Missouri Wastewater Operator of the Year

Dennae Caquelin, wastewater system manager for the City of Parkville, Mo., has been selected as Missouri Water and Wastewater Conference’s Northwest Missouri Wastewater Operator of the Year. Caquelin was selected by a committee of past award winners to represent the organization’s Northwest s

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Office Professionals Earn Certification, Top Scores

Representatives from three water supply districts have earned the title of Certified Office Professional from the Missouri Rural Water Association. Additionally, association representatives report that the trio earned the three highest test scores to date. Gail Bader of Public Water Supply Distri

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Making the Tough Decision: Weighing Current Cost vs. Future Regulations in Wastewater Planning

By Mayor Charles “Pheeze” Kemper and Gene Hinshaw, P.E.; as reported by Veronica Salmons Investing in a wastewater treatment system is often more necessity than choice for community leaders. Whether it’s brought on by regulatory requirement, growth, or a failing existing system; th

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Alliance Water Resources Promotes Human Resources Leader

Sandra Neal, SPHR, has been promoted to director of human resources at Alliance Water Resources. Neal began her career at Alliance in 2000 as manager of human resources. In her seven years with the company, she has put multiple strategies into action to elevate human resource services for employe

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Cameron Wastewater Team Wins Safety Award

Workers at the City of Cameron wastewater treatment plant were recognized last week for their efforts to maintain a model safety program. The award is presented every six months to the Alliance division whose safety program receives the highest ranking compared to the company’

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Maximizing Results from Regulatory Mandates: Utilizing Companion Projects to make the most of Regulatory Upheaval. Feature Article, fall/winter 2006

Regulatory issues for water and wastewater are the catalyst for municipal budget crunches across the U.S. In Maquoketa, Iowa, City officials faced regulatory mandates and came out ahead. Learn how the City turned a budget-bracing EPA mandate into improved water treatment and distribution, better

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Leadership Program Combats Water Industry “Brain Drain”

Ten candidates from two states have completed a program for leadership in water and wastewater system operations. Contract operations and maintenance firm Alliance Water Resources sponsored the program for selected employees in response to the need for increasingly higher skill sets at the local uti

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St. Charles County PWSD#2 Receives Excellence in Financial Reporting Award

Public Water Supply District No. 2 of St. Charles County, Mo., has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The award certificate was presented to the Water District by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for

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Alliance VP Graduates from Leadership Missouri

Dale Wagner, vice president and director of finance and administration for Alliance Water Resources, recently graduated from the Leadership Missouri program sponsored by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Thirty-four qualified candidates completed the 2006 Leadership Missouri program.

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Henry County Water Team Wins Safety Award

Workers at the Henry County Water Company and Henry County PWSD #3 were recognized last month for their efforts to maintain a model safety program. The facilities have been managed by Alliance Water Resources since 1983 and 2002, respectively. An award is presented every six months t

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[Tipton Manager] Ron Hembry Receives Facility Operator Award

Reprinted with permission from the Tipton Conservative Newspaper, Tipton, Iowa. The Water Pollution Control Association (IWPCA) has announced that the Tipton Water Pollution Control Facility is this year’s winner of the Grade II Operator Advancement Award. This award recognized the plant superi

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Bowling Green, Cape Girardeau, Cameron, Franklin County Managers are Teachers, Too

Local managers from Alliance-operated systems across Missouri are contributing their time to teach others. As part of Alliance Water Resources’ employee development program “Alliance Academy,” classes taught by experienced managers within the company round out a full schedule that ranges from

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Expanded Licensure for Alliance Project Management Professional

Professional Engineer Dan Gummersheimer has received his engineering license for the state of Illinois. He serves as project manager for Alliance Water Resources and is based in St. Charles County, Mo., near the Missouri/Illinois border. Gummersheimer now holds the Professional Engineer licensure

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Employee Surveys Reveal Opinions, Interests

Employee surveys completed in 2006 reflect the thinking of Alliance Water Resources workers in all areas of the company. Findings include: - 89% of respondents still want to be working for Alliance 5 years from now, and 95% would encourage someone else to join the company - 97% agr

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St. Charles County Water Professional Receives “Golden Manhole” Award

Wastewater Supervisor Steve Sparks has received the Missouri Water Environment Association’s Collection Systems Award. The award, given for significant contributions to the field of wastewater collection systems, also grants Sparks membership in the exclusive Golden Manhole Society of the associat

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Franklin County Water Professional Receives Award

Terry McDaniel, operations supervisor for Franklin County Public Water Supply Districts 1 and 3, has been recognized for extraordinary work efforts. McDaniel is an employee of operations company Alliance Water Resources. He received the company’s President’s Award last month from Alliance Pre

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Lake Ozark/Osage Beach Team Wins Safety Award

Workers at the Lake Ozark/Osage Beach joint wastewater treatment plant were recognized last month for their efforts to maintain a model safety program. The facility has been managed by Alliance Water Resources since early 2000. An award is presented every six months to the Alliance division whose

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Alliance Water Resources adds Vice President

Dick Tuttle has earned the new title of vice president and director of operations at Alliance Water Resources. Tuttle began his career at Alliance in 1999 as a division manager. In 2004, he was promoted to director of operations where he oversees all aspects of operations including material/resou

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Paperless Recordkeeping Increase Speed, Accuracy

In the City of Maquoketa, Iowa, none of the water and wastewater staff have bothered to write down reporting figures for the past few years. That’s because workers record all reporting information on handheld personal digital assistants (PDAs). Recorded figures go straight into a spreadsheet on th

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Bond Issues: Strategies for Success at the Polls; Feature Article, spring 2006 “The Resource” newsletter for clients and friends of Alliance Water Resources

Are you considering a bond issue for voter approval? Alliance takes a look at two communities with recent success at the polls; including best practices, tips and hindsight lessons learned from both a city and water district. After the hard work leading up to a bond issue recommendation

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Project Management Expands Services

Alliance Water Resources is now offering a new service: complete project management. Existing contract clients can now bring Alliance expertise to utility and public works projects in their community, separately from their current Alliance agreement. And communities that do not currently contract

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GIS Technology for Your Community, Key Points; Feature Article, fall 2005 issue “The Resource” newsletter for clients and friends of Alliance Water Resources

Thinking about GIS for your community? Alliance takes a look at what this technology has meant for one of our own client-partners, including key points to consider for your own utility. Citizens of Cape Girardeau, Mo. are benefiting from speedier service calls, improved fire protection, and a mor

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Maquoketa Team Wins Coveted Safety Award

The Maquoketa, Iowa division of Alliance Water Resources has demonstrated safety awareness both in theory and practical application, earning The Traveling Safety Award for the period of Jan. - June, 2005. The Award was presented to Local System Manager Roger Kirby during Alliance Wate

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Bowling Green Settlement is Good News for Citizens

The City of Bowling Green, Mo. will receive $275,000 from Missouri Department of Corrections by June 2005. These funds are the final back payment for water and wastewater services provided to the Northeast Correctional Center by the City. This settlement has been eight years in the making. Bowlin

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Impending Changes in Missouri Water Quality Standards and Effluent Regulations: A program for community leaders.

Looking for a program speaker? Let us help you and your group to understand the upcoming changes in Missouri water quality standards; changes that will impact almost everyone in the state within the next few months. Don’t worry, this isn’t a sales presentation (we don’t

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Alliance Company, Leaders Featured in Columbia Daily Tribune

Alliance "makes a business out of coming out clean" as reported in the Saturday Business magazine section of the Columbia Daily Tribune on June 18. Reporter Kevin Coleman tours the Alliance Water Resources home office in Columbia, Mo. and Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant No. 1 owned by our Lak

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Students Celebrate National Drinking Water Week

Approximately forty first-graders from Bowling Green Primary School toured the City of Bowling Green water and wastewater treatment facilities on Tuesday, May 10. The City contracts management of the water and wastewater operations, as well as public works, with professional water and wastewater ope

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Students Take Earth Day Tour of Water and Wastewater Operations

Approximately thirty-eight students from St.Clement Elementary School in Bowling Green, Mo. toured the City’s water and wastewater treatment facilities on Friday, April 22—Earth Day. The City contracts management of the water and wastewater operations, as well as public works, with Alliance Wate

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Bowling Green Area Water Operators Honored

Two Alliance employees in the Bowling Green, Mo. area have recently been recognized at industry events. Local System Manager Terry Merritt and Division Manager Bob Ross each received awards. Merritt was awarded the Operator’s Meritorious Service Award at the American Water

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Alliance Water Resources President and CEO Chosen for Leadership Missouri

Gary Anger, President and CEO of Alliance Water Resources, is taking part in the Missouri Chamber of Commerce professional development program Leadership Missouri. Anger was chosen to be one of a select group of government and business leaders across the state by a Chamber subcommittee. Leadership e

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New Mission Statement for Alliance Water Resources

Alliance Water Resources has adopted a new mission statement. The new statement is part of recent strategic planning efforts by company President Gary Anger, Vice President for Business Development Craig Edlund and Vice President for Accounting Dale Wagner. The leadership team decided to updat

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Win-Win Contract Operations; Presented by Terry Merrit and Craig Edlund at the MAWWA/MWEA Joint Annual Conference; March 26, 2003

In 1994, the City of Bowling Green entered into a public/private partnership with Alliance Water Resources for the operation and maintenance of its water and wastewater systems. Since that time, additional treatment facilities have been added, additional services included, and the terms of the agree

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Alliance attended and exhibited at the following annual Rural Water conferences.

Alliance attended and exhibited at the following annual rural water conferences. We hope you had a chance to stop by and say hello. Missouri Rural Water March 18-20, 2003 Springfield For more information, see www. moruralwater.org

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Buchanan County Water gets Nomination for Top District

The Public Water Supply District Number 1 of Buchanan County is one of three water systems in Missouri that have been nominated for Water System of the Year Award. The purpose of this award is to honor one Missouri water system which most exemplifies exceptional quality and high standards in both op

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Alliance will be attending and exhibiting at the following annual municipal league conferences. We hope to see you there.

Missouri Municipal League September 8-11 St. Louis For more information, see www.mocities.com Iowa League of Cities September 18-20 Cedar Rapids For more information, see www.iowaleag

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2001 PARAGON AWARD FROM THE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

Alliance Water Resources is the winner of the Human Resources Management Association’s prestigious Paragon Award for 2001. Bestowed by the Greater Kansas City HRMA chapter, the award honors Missouri firms who “have advanced the practice of human resources and made their companies models for othe

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Alliance Receives MWEA Biosolids Management Award for City of Fredericktown Operations

At its 73rd Annual Meeting held March 24-26, the Missouri Water Environment Association honored the City of Fredericktown and Alliance Water Resources with its Biosolids Management Award. The award recognizes significant contributions in the area of biosolids management in the small facilities categ

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2001 MISSOURI GOVERNOR’S AWARD FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AND POLLUTION PREVENTION

Alliance Water Resources is the winner of the 2001 Missouri Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence and Pollution Prevention. According to Michael D. Grote of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce, which coordinates the awards program, Alliance was honored for its efforts in the education and out

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Interactive Science Classes for Eighth Graders Help Alliance Water Resources Win 2001 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

Alliance Water Resources is the winner of the 2001 Missouri Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence and Pollution Prevention. According to Michael D. Grote of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce, which coordinates the awards program, Alliance was honored for its efforts in the education and out

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