affluence: the state of having a great deal of money; wealth.
effluence: something that flows out or forth; outflow; effluence. a stream flowing out of a lake, reservoir, etc. sewage that has been treated in a septic tank or sewage treatment plant. sewage or other liquid waste that is discharged into a body of water, etc.
Since the "reporter" is quoting the person who actually built the sewage system, I suspect the term is misused through accident and ignorance rather than maliciously attempting to link wealth to sewage. But both possibilities are rather disgusting from people who are paid to write literate English.
This entry was published Wed Jul 22 02:53:45 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2020-07-22 02:53:45.0.