Holmes County Water

Homeowners and businesses in western Holmes County will no longer have to put up with low water pressure.

The Florida department of environmental protection is expected to give Ponce de Leon the okay to turn on the new well next week.

$700,000 federal grant allowed the town to build the facility.

It will nearly triple water capacity over the current well.

"It’s going to mean that residents don't worry about running out of water. Basically, we're going from pumping 80 gallons per minute to 320 gallons per minute," said Danny Bird, Public Works Director.

The new water well is expected to handle the expansion of growth moving in from neighboring Walton County.