Turning poop into fertilizer, Oakland County aims to save money and the Earth

Sep 30, 2020

Jim Nash is proud as poop of his new $32-million maze of pipes and boilers on the outskirts of Pontiac.

“This is going to revolutionize how sewage is treated," says Nash, the boss of Oakland County's drains and sewers. 

Doesn’t excite you? Well, put on your COVID mask — it’ll cut down on odors we'll encounter — and join a reporter and photographer as we tour a new way of handling everyone’s you-know-what.

“We’re the first place in Michigan to try it and only the third in the nation,” Nash says on the tour.

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