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 operations company Alliance Water Resources.

Alliance Water Resources local manager Terry Merritt and his team will host the group. Students will learn about the water cycle, water and wastewater treatment processes and water conservation. The tour will begin at the wastewater treatment facility at 9 a.m. and continue on to the water treatment facility directly after.

Since the early 1990s, the first week of May has been declared National Drinking Water Week. The annual event is sponsored by the National Drinking Water Alliance. The group, made up of public and private organizations including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Association of Water Companies, seeks to promote public awareness of the central role water plays in our daily lives.

Alliance Water Resources prides itself in providing clients with a level of service beyond their expectations. Student tours are a perfect opportunity to reach out to the local community, share our knowledge and have some fun!

Alliance has been a part of the Bowling Green community for more than 10 years. 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.