CenterPoint Commerce and Trade Park is served by very reliable utility systems. The park has not had an unplanned power outage in 10 years. Water pressure is very strong and sewage capacity is more than ample for most major industrial operations. Gas rates are very affordable due to the park’s close proximity to the Marcellus Shale natural gas formation. Telecom service is available from multiple providers, including Comcast, which has run extensive fiber service throughout the park.
CenterPoint East Phase I natural gas service is provided by UGI Penn Natural Gas (UGI PNG) via a combination of 6-inch and 8-inch diameter facilities operating at intermediate pressure along the park’s roadways. Gas is supplied from a pressure regulator station located near the intersection of CenterPoint Boulevard and Armstrong Road, which is fed from a high-pressure gas main originating along SR 315. CenterPoint East Phase IIA receives service via an extension of an 8-inch intermediate pressure main, and Phase IIB also receives service from the extended 8-inch main. Phase IIC is serviced by an extension of the existing 6-inch main along Keystone Avenue. All gas mains provide service at a range of intermediate pressures. Based on conversations with UGI PNG representatives, these facilities maintain adequate volume and pressure to accommodate most industrial users.
CenterPoint East water service is supplied by Pennsylvania American Water Company (PAWC). All water mains are cement-lined ductile iron pipes and range in size from 12-inch diameter to 24-inch diameter. Phases IIA and IIB are supplied water from a new 87-foot high, 320,000 gallon water tank. This water tank, which is located within the park, provides combined domestic/ fire protection service to the building lots. Anticipated available minimum flows are 2,250 gallons per minute with residual pressures ranging from 75 psi to 150 psi depending on the building elevation. Phase IIC is serviced via an extension of an existing 16-inch main located along Keystone Avenue. Anticipated available flows are 2,250 gallons per minute at residual pressures ranging from 90 psi to 110 psi.
CenterPoint East sanitary sewage treatment for Phases I, IIA, and IIC is provided by the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority (WVSA), which has an approved treatment capacity of 32 MGD and receives an average flow of 24 MGD at its treatment plant located in Hanover Township. The park’s conveyance systems consist of 8-inch SDR-35 gravity mains, with current reserve capacity of approximately 330,000 gpd. The system eventually discharges to WVSA’s treatment plant via an existing 8-inch main located near the CenterPoint West property.
A proposed o-site upgrade of 1,400-feet of this main from 8-inch to 10-inch would increase capacity by approximately 600,000 gpd, if needed. Sanitary sewer conveyance facilities in Phases I, IIA, and IIC are owned by the Jenkins Township Sewer Authority.
CenterPoint East Phase IIB sanitary sewage treatment is provided by the Lower Lackawanna Valley Sanitary Authority (LLVSA), which has an approved treatment capacity of 6 MGD and receives an average flow of 4 MGD at its treatment plant located in Duryea. Phase IIB’s conveyance systems include 8-inch SDR-35 gravity mains with an approximate capacity of 420,000 gpd. The system discharges to an interceptor line located along Armstrong Road, which is adjacent to the park. Sanitary sewer conveyance facilities are owned and maintained by the Pittston Township Sewer Authority.
CenterPoint East electrical service is provided by PPL Electric Utilities (PPL). PPL currently owns, operates, and maintains an electric distribution/supply network throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.
- Electric service is provided through primary and secondary distribution facilities located in an overhead system, which connects to an existing underground duct bank and overhead system located in CenterPoint East.
- Primary distribution voltage is nominally 12.47KV.
- Customers within CenterPoint can take electrical service at either primary or secondary voltages.
- PPL has the ability to furnish power to the park redundantly from the Yatesville and Avoca sub-stations.
- The Yatesville sub-station is fed from two independently supplied 66KV transmission lines to two 25 MVA transformers (66KV to 12.47 KV). The transmission lines feed the transformers with a manual transfer switch.
- The Avoca substation is fed from two independently supplied 66KV transmission lines to a 20MVA Transformer (66KV to 12.47 KV).
CenterPoint East telecommunications service is provided by Verizon, Frontier Communications, Comcast, and Level 3 Communications. Fiber optic and copper facilities are readily available via a network of aerial and underground distribution along the park roadways. These facilities provide access to a full suite of services ranging from basic telephone service to VoIP and hosted virtual PBX and internet/data across the full range from DSL, T-1, and TDM services through switched or dedicated LAN/WAN from ISDN to MPLS and Ethernet. The presence of multiple providers with multiple points of entry provide options for network redundancy and diversity.
Comcast Business has made one of its most significant infrastructure investments to bring its national, private fiber-optic network to every existing building at CenterPoint and to those parcels that are construction- ready under Mericle’s ReadyToGo!™ Program. That means companies can access secure, scalable, high-performance dedicated internet, and point-to- point and multipoint connectivity — optimized for businesses with multiple locations — within 30 days of order. Comcast Business enterprise solutions deliver symmetrical bandwidth that scale from 50 Mbps up to 10 Gbps, enabling businesses of all sizes to choose from a comprehensive portfolio of services (data, voice, and video) as well as Ethernet services — all of which feature proactive network and service monitoring 24 x 7 x 365 from Comcast’s dedicated Network Operations Centers. In addition, Comcast can also provide back-up and disaster recovery services for redundancy needs and has a local support team located just minutes from CenterPoint.