Staying Informed

AccessFayetteville provides numerous ways to stay informed about your local government.



Tours are a great way for groups to learn more about the complexity of treating wastewater and how Fayetteville keeps our community's water clean for future generations. They are available at the Paul R. Noland and West Side Wastewater Treatment Plants, the Paul R. Noland Laboratory, and the Woolsey Wet Prairie Sanctuary.

Paul R. Noland and West Side Wastewater Treatment Plants

Groups will learn about basic wastewater treatment processes and the different recycling streams that are utilized by the plant, including effluent return and irrigation. Tours, lead by an educator or plant operator, are tailored to the audience and are intended for the general public, school groups, and special interest groups. Schedule a tour, Monday-Friday, by contacting Operations Manager Tim Luther at (479) 443-3292.

Fayetteville Wastewater Laboratory Tour

The Fayetteville wastewater laboratory is located at the Paul R. Noland Wastewater Treatment Plant. Topics include environmental impacts, the role wastewater treatment plays in public health, chemical analysis, and instrumentation. Lab tours are intended for school science classes and special interest groups, and are also tailored to the audience. Schedule a tour, Monday-Friday, by contacting Laboratory Manager Robert Richart at (479) 443-3292.

Woolsey Wet Prairie Sanctuary
The Woolsey Wet Prairie Sanctuary is located directly adjacent to the West Side Wastewater Treatment Plant. Depending on the audience and the time allowed, tours can be specifically tailored to learn about topics such as prairie vegetation, birds, wetland hydrology, habitat restoration, and wetland management. Although trails are maintained, tour participants should be prepared to face wet and muddy conditions and dress appropriately for weather conditions. To schedule a tour, contact Operations Manager Tim Luther 2 to 4 weeks in advance at (479) 443-3292.