This, as well as many other well projects across the state of Florida, are being funded through Community Development Block Grants. The northwest sections of the state have seen a great increase in both economic development and rural population growth. Through this growth has come great need to upgrade and improve current infrastructure. In many cases, though, the small cities and towns do not have the available funds to take on such projects. Through the assistance of Block Grants and other economic funding from both the state and federal agencies, the vision of this new infrastructure can be realized.
The well project was part of a total revitalization of the Grand Ridge water system, which included a well, a hydropneumatic tank, a chlorination system, new waterlines and fire hydrants. Rowe Well Drilling was the company that won the bid to construct the new well. Rowe has been drilling jurisdictional wells across the entire panhandle of Florida for many years, and has been an instrumental part in supplying drilling services for those growing areas.