Sewage as an asset

Increasingly, around the United States I see more and more of this sort of story, in which agencies view sewage as an asset:

Kenner is seeking state and federal permits to build a 2-mile-long pipeline carrying 17 million gallons of treated sewage a day* into the LaBranche Wetlands. The goal is twofold: Help restore the marsh, and give Kenner a second discharge route from its overburdened treatment plant.

Via Drew Broach at the Times-Picayune

* For those wanting a translation into other uselessly arcane non-metric units, that’s 26 cubic feet per second