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 operation and management. The Missouri Rural Water Association, headquartered in Ashland, Missouri, will be making the award during their annual conference, March 18-20 in Springfield. Operated by Alliance Water Resources, the District serves approximately 3000 residents in northwestern Buchanan County.
â€œWe are proud and honored to be recognized by our state rural water association for the service we provide to our customers,â€ according to District Board President Jarry Thomas. â€œThe Board of Directors has had to make a lot of tough choices in recent years, primarily to overcome the effects of huge rate increases imposed on us by our wholesale water supplier. Alliance was one of those choices we made and they oversee the daily operations and management of the system and they certainly bring a high level of professionalism and experience to the table and the relationship is working very well.â€
Alliance currently operates rural water and wastewater districts in Buchanan County, DeKalb County, Platte County, Henry County, Franklin County, Lincoln County, Ralls County, and St. Charles County, Missouri. Alliance also provides operations and management services to several municipal water and wastewater systems in Missouri and Iowa.