RiverStone is a single-owner, master-planned industrial park. We are located on four-lane Hwy 221 South, approximately 15 miles north of the I-85 corridor and nine miles south of US Highway 74 (a major east-west corridor in Western North Carolina) that connects to Interstate 26. The park has 4,800 feet of frontage on both sides of US Highway 221 and 12,500 feet of frontage on the Broad River.
When it comes to electric cost, power quality, and reliability Duke Energy understands the important role energy plays in the success of a business. Now, more than ever, they are making it their responsibility to produce and deliver energy that’s reliable, affordable, and increasingly clean.
Duke Energy is ready to energize a company’s future at RiverStone Business Park. A distribution feeder from the Riverstone Retail Substation has been reserved for electric service to the park. If electrical needs demand service from the RiverStone transmission system, Duke Energy has multiple 100kV sources available less than 1.5 miles from this substation. In addition, Duke is able to offer enhanced service options to clients who require a level of service beyond that of a typical business. These power protection services include leased emergency generation, back-up electrical facilities, and alternate feeds. The result is a dependable, continuous power supply that delivers maximum reliability and protection for the critical needs of business operations.
Sanitary Sewer Service
Sanitary sewer service is also provided to RiverStone Industrial Park by the Town of Forest City. The town has an 8” diameter sewer line located adjacent to Floyds Creek at the main industrial park access road; it conveys sewer to the existing sewer pump station and wastewater treatment plant. The existing wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) has a design capacity of 50,000 gpd, with an excess capacity of approximately 25,000 gpd. The WWTP can be expanded as needed to provide for higher sewer flows, and plans are in place to expand the facility to 100,000 gpd.
In addition to the RiverStone WWTP, the Town of Forest City also owns the WWTP at the Old Dan River Plant adjacent to and west of RiverStone. This WWTP has a design capacity and permitted discharge of 910,000 gpd. The plant is currently decommissioned; however, the NPDES discharge permit remains in place. In the event the need for the treatment of sewer flows in excess of 500,000 gpd, this facility can be rehabilitated and put back into service to receive these flows.
Water service to RiverStone Industrial Park is provided by the Town of Forest City through a 16” diameter ductile iron water line connected to the industrial park from US 221. It extends along the main park entrance road and crosses under Floyds Creek at the bridge. The town owns and operates an 8.0 MGD (million gallon per day) water plant that utilizes the Second Broad River as the source water. Currently the Town has more than 3.0 MGD of excess capacity available for future RiverStone occupants. The water supply is provided from the town’s Vance Street Water Treatment Plant with system storage provided by the Chase High School system tank. The Chase elevated water tank has a capacity of 300,000 gallons. The water system flow available to the park is approximately 1,000 gpm at 100 psi.
PSNC has an 8″ high pressure natural gas line installed along the western side of Hwy 221 through the park. A 6″ distribution line is installed into the park and serves the park tenants. PSNC will install line extensions as required to serve new users.
AT&T provides telephone service and has extended their fiber-optic network to the site. Major digital switching equipment is installed in the park, as well as a diverse loop for service reliability. In addition, AT&T has provided equipment enabling state-of-the-art, high-speed digital service to park tenants.