Minden Hills is reducing the use of chemicals to treat its water at a reduced cost.

The township will be using ultraviolet equipment to eliminate contaminants in water.

The total cost is $112,500, but $75,000 of that will come from the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund, which is a joint venture between both upper levels of government.

Mayor Brent Devolin says this is a big win for the township’s water quality.

According to an environmental department report, a slight increase is hydro usage is expected but adds the benefit of not using chlorine to disinfect water will outweigh that cost.

The remainder of the cost of the project will come from what wastewater reserve fund.