The permanent bathroom facilities at The Ridge Nature Area in Fayetteville will soon be open for guests to use, as construction crews over the last several days have been installing a sewer line and fresh water pipe, which will connect it to City services. EMC power crews are also working to get electricity hook-ups installed at key locations, including the bathroom facility.
Fayetteville-based Meja Construction donated the bathroom building in 2017. Southern Conservation Trust, which manages The Ridge Nature Area for the City of Fayetteville, contracted Brent Scarbrough & Company to install the sewer line and water pipe along the route hundreds of yards long to reach City hookups at the end of Burch Road.
Southern Conservation Trust Executive Director Katie Pace says they expect the building to be operational soon.
The infrastructure will also serve a soon-to-be-built picnic pavilion and a small nature center being planned for the near future.