Danbury City Council votes to rename sewage plant after HBO’s John Oliver

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DANBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — “Congratulations, Mr. Oliver, you now have a poop plant named after you.”

That statement from Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton just seconds after the city council voted over Zoom on Thursday evening to name the city’s water treatment plant after the host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.”

The council voted 18 yay, 1 nay, 1 abstention.

This comes after Oliver slammed the city over the summer on his show, which was a move he later admitted to being a random choice of Connecticut city for his joke.

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Mayor Boughton retaliated with his own video, telling Oliver he would name the city’s sewage plant after him.

Oliver replied, promising to donate $55,000 to local charities if Boughton followed through on the renaming.

The plant will officially be renamed, “The John Oliver Memorial Sewage Plant.”

The city council hopes Oliver will visit his namesake.

“I just want to make sure that we welcome Mr. Oliver to come to the dedication so that he can receive this honor that he’s been so begging for,” Farley Santos said.

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Paul Rotello said, “I hope the end result of this is he does indeed come to Danbury and gets a feel for the community and begins to understand that we’re a community that is doing very well.”

Mayor Boughton said Oliver has already donated $30,000 to fulfill a list of teachers’ wishes and a donation for the food banks is on the way.

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