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 brought into the city was to help meet DNR and EPA standards. As he put it they were supposed to be nothing more than a â€œback-stopper.â€
Since that time Alliance has brought the cities water system up to code and met all DNR and EPA regulations, however, these are not the only responsibilities Alliance has.