Installation has begun on the first of ten new bathrooms for the Forest Preserves of Cook County and the non-flush toilets will bring new meaning to “hands free” technology.
Visitors won’t need to plug their noses when they use new bathrooms at the Bremen Grove Forest Preserve near suburban Oak Forest because the new restrooms will use the US Forest Service’s “Sweet Smelling” technology, according to a release from the Forest Preserves of Cook County.
The facilities are expected to reduce the Forest Preserves’ need for portable restrooms at the the sites, which include Harms Woods, Barrington Road Pond, Schiller Woods, North Creek Meadow, Carl Hansen Woods, Miller Meadow, Wampum Lake, Maple Lake East and Bremen Grove.
“We recognize that having access to clean bathrooms makes a huge difference to our visitors, especially families, and we are committed to meeting this need,” said Forest Preserves of Cook County General Superintendent Arnold Randall. “Over the next year, we will add new bathrooms around the county, particularly in widely used picnic groves that don’t currently have enough options.”
The remaining nine facilities will be installed in spring 2014.