Effluential Synergies... yes, "effluential" is an invented word, just as "biosolids" was two decades ago. This new word connotes the importance of effluent as a resource, beyond its usual identification as wastewater. It contains nutrients and organic carbon, ready for harnessing, but for the inventiveness of technologies that can be "synergistically" applied, as in electric generators, control systems, smart meters. The big vision? Each wastewater facility is energy self-sufficient and has a net zero carbon footprint, thereby representing for its customers the very highest expression of a sustainable utility.