New Water Program

Some area residents could have their home insurance rates drop by 50 percent.

The Houston County Commission approved to apply for a grant that will help pay for a water project just south of Ashford.

This project involves several entities and will supply water to homes that are currently on wells.

Officials say the biggest improvements residents can see is the fact that they will have fire hydrants within a thousand feet of their homes, which could cut their home owner's insurance in half.

“This is one of the first small steps to having water all over the county. We'll have some announcements of some bigger steps soon, but we have to take it one step at a time and this is the first step,” said Mark Culver of Houston County Commission.

Once the commission finds out if the grant will be awarded, they will allow their share of the funding in the budget for next year.

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