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’s overall safety goals. The facility has been managed by operations and maintenance company Alliance Water Resources since 1990.

“Our staff has excelled in being safety minded and moving forward in applying safe practices,” said local system manager Jon Rogers.

The Traveling Safety Award was presented during a bi-annual meeting for Alliance managers. Rogers and his team have earned bragging and display rights for the award until February 2008.

Winning safety program efforts include no recordable or lost time incidents, including all staff (including office staff) in safety activities, varying the training format with guest speakers and demonstrations, sharing information with other Alliance divisions and excellent documentation of training sessions, meetings, discussions and resulting safety improvements.

Headquartered in Columbia, Mo., Alliance Water Resources is a leading provider of professional operations and maintenance services for community water and wastewater systems in Middle America. The company prides itself in its unique understanding of the needs of communities in Missouri, Iowa, Illinois and Kansas.