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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 Water Resources’ bi-annual Manager’s Meeting in July. 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 Program goals.

Kirby and division safety coordinator Jeryl Bowen develop and carry out the Maquoketa program.

Winning program efforts include working with the City of Maquoketa in conjunction with the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities to broaden training resources; utilizing mock trainings, guest speakers and on-site demonstrations; and conducting regular “tailgate” meetings (impromptu meetings for particular safety situations, i.e. reviewing signs of heat exhaustion on a very hot day).

Alliance was selected to provide contract operations and management of the water and wastewater systems to the City of Maquoketa in a competitive procurement process in 2001.

Headquartered in Columbia, Mo., Alliance Water Resources is a leading provider of professional operations and maintenance services for community water and wastewater systems in the Midwest.

Since its founding almost 25 years ago, Alliance has quietly won nationwide recognition as an industry pioneer, an innovator, a business and financial problem solver, and a technology leader with a unique understanding of the needs of local communities.