Oakwood considers ultraviolet water treatment

Oakwood considers ultraviolet water treatment

OAKWOOD — Steve Wendell, superintendent of public works, reported on the village possibly using ultraviolet light in the water treatment process to kill microorganisms.

"It does the same thing as the chlorine, but without disinfectant byproduct, and it doesn't affect taste," he said.

"I don't know if the UV is feasible for us yet, that's what this study is. The unit I'm looking at runs with fewer watts than a hair dryer, so electricity use wouldn't be a problem. The price of these units run $50,000 and up," he said.

Other board members said the cost of the UV unit may be offset by the money the village would save in chemicals.

The board this week also approved a resolution to submit a proposal for electrical aggregation to voters in April 9 general election.



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