Grant money to help water system

The Ridge Road Water System will soon go through some major upgrades after the Escambia County Commission agreed to seek a $350,000 Community Development Block Grant on behalf of the city of Brewton.

Following a public hearing with no objections, Brewton Utilities Superintendent Ray Madden said he was confident the city would be awarded the grant. A $35,000 match will be required, which will be paid for by the Brewton Utilities Board.

“This is another example of the city and the county working together,” said Commissioner David Stokes.

Madden said the grant money will be used to replace water...