A number of communities within in Holmes County were recently awarded grants from the Northwest Water Management District to improve their water conditions.

Towns receiving funding include: City of Bonifay, Town of Esto and Town of Noma.

The City of Bonifay was awarded $268,900 to replace 4,590 feet of asbestos cement and a lead joint water main to reduce water loss and help protect the public and environment.

“This is very important to the future growth of our city,” said Mayor Lawrence Cloud. “We’ve got to have our infrastructure in order in order to accommodate any future growth. If you don’t have infrastructure you can’t have growth.”

For full story and more, read the March 5 edition of the Holmes County Times Advertiser.