Sunday Social, Meet our Sheriff

We will have a small social tomorrow night at 6:30.  Our guest will be Sheriff Ken Winstead.  This is a good opportunity to hear about law enforcement in Franklin County.  Also an update on the roads and gas installation that is moving ahead.  Drinks and snacks provided.  Hope to see everyone there.

7 Steps

As the gas line infrastructure is nearing completion it is time for those considering moving to natural gas to review these steps in preparation of converting soon.

Once you decide to install natural gas, converting your home involves seven simple steps:

Converting to Natural Gas

  1. A local PSNC Energy representative will complete the paperwork necessary to generate your order.
  2. A PSNC Energy crew will install the service line from the street to your home. Digging is required, but PSNC Energy will re-seed the dig site and replace landscaping if necessary.
  3. Once the service line is extended to the home a contractor (mechanical/plumber) of your choice will need to file for a permit and then convert/replace your appliances*. They may also need to extend the inside gas piping to the location of where your gas meter will eventually be set.
  4. Once the appliances have been converted and any necessary piping completed the contractor will call to schedule to have their work inspected by your local city/county inspections department.
  5. Once the inspection occurs and is approved, contact PSNC ENERGY at 1-877-584-7762 (Mon-Fri 8-5) to set up your gas account and to schedule an appointment to have your natural gas meter set and activated. Please note that we strive to have the gas meter set and activated the same day the inspection is approved however depending on the time of day that the inspection occurs it could be the following day before the meter set can be completed.
  6. Once the meter is set and activated, your contractor will need to return to your home (usually the same day) to start your appliances and check them for safe and proper operation.
  7. Now it’s time to sit back and rely on PSNC ENERGY to bring the comfort and convenience of clean, reliable natural gas service and energy-efficient appliances to your home.

*Most propane appliances including furnaces, stoves, grills and dryers can be converted to operate on natural gas. Most propane water heaters cannot be converted. A contractor of your choice can assist you in converting your appliances to operate on natural gas. Please have your contractor verify that your equipment can be converted otherwise it may need replacing.  You can also contact PSNC Energy for this service at a cost.  We can also provide financing for HVAC replacement through our authorized HVAC contractors.

*PSNC Energy appliance sales, installation, maintenance, and repair are not a part of the regulated services offered by PSNC Energy and are not in any way sanctioned by the North Carolina Utilities Commission. There is no advantage to customers of PSNC Energy if they buy these products or services from PSNC Energy. A customer does not have to buy such products or services in order to continue to receive the same safe and reliable natural gas service from PSNC Energy.

Many have asked about mechanical contractors to do the conversion.  It is a good idea to contact them in advance in case parts for conversion of a tankless water heater, furnace or fireplace is needed, they can get them on order in coming weeks for a smooth conversion.  (I found our furnace orifices inside the door of the furnace left from the installer.)

 

Here are a few companies to contact:

TriSouth Mechanical, Jeremy Hundley 919-435-2728

Casey’s Services,  919-556-3338

Alford Mechanical, 919-246-5265

Mechanical HVAC 919-912-5350

 

I am sure there are others and we are offering these names as they have done work in the community.

 

NC DOT PERMITS_GAS PIPELINE

Permits have been issued by NCDOT to PSNC that will allow them to bore under Hwy 96 and then continue with gas pipeline installation on Oak Grove Church Road in Wake County so they can tap into the active gas supply.  Target date for this work to be completed is early October. (depending on weather and not running into a large obstruction along the construction path)  At that time, the gas lines in Rivers Edge will then be functional and homeowners that have made a commitment to convert to natural gas will have the opportunity to do so.

September Social and Meet the Sheriff

Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 16, 6:30  p.m.  We will have a small social with refreshments and spend a few minutes catching up on the activities that have taken place this summer including the gas line infrastructure and long awaited paving of our roads.  We will also host Sheriff Winstead who will be available to answer questions related to law enforcement and his department.  Hope to see everyone there.

Two Week Notice To Begin Paving

Paving Schedule- we have issued a notice to proceed to the paving contractor. If you have a lawn that extends out over the road, you have a couple of weeks to cut back the lawn to avoid having the paving equipment coming in and rolling any excess that is on the road back into your lawn. For those with sprinkler heads close to the road, please keep them marked. The plan is for Rian’s Paving to start on Rivers Edge and work their way to the front.

SWIMMING POOL ACCESS

The pool access gate is operational, your swipe card should work.

Thank you

Swimming Pool Closed

The pool is closed for the time being as the card access system appears to have been damaged from recent storms.  We will provide an update once we have more information.

 

Thanks

Golf Carts in Rivers Edge

Please review the use of Golf Carts and ATV’s under the documents section of the web site. We have fielded a couple of concerns from residents regarding driving of golf carts (most likley by unlicensed and underaged drivers.  There is a lot of traffic in here with contractors and people touring for sale homes and caution is urged and not a bad idea to comply with NC traffic laws regarding underage driving

Note from PSNC Regarding Line Installation

NOTICE OF GAS MAIN AND SERVICE INSTALLATION
We are pleased to announce that PSNC Energy will be bringing natural gas past your home. PSNC Energy has hired MasTec as a contractor to install the gas lines. They will contact the NC one call to have all public utilities (Power, cable/telephone, water, and city sewer) located and identified prior to starting work.
NC one call does not locate any lines that are considered private such as sprinkler systems, low voltage lighting, dog fences, septic systems, or private water lines etc… Therefore if you have any of these types of lines located in the “Utility Right of Way” (the right of way is usually 20-30 feet from the center line of the road) or if you are receiving service to your home you will need to mark these lines, as we nor our contractors will be responsible for damage to private lines located in the utility right of way. If private lines are properly marked we will use caution around them.
As for replanting we will meet the DOT/NCDNR requirements with fescue seed and straw, we will not be replacing any sod on the right of way. If you require a special type of grass we will gladly spread the seed for you if you supply, or we can leave uncovered for a 7-day period if you choose to have your landscaper lay sod, just get with the crew onsite in advance.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation, if you have not already signed up for service and would like to get service to your home please feel free to contact us at 1-877-776-2427 or visit www.psncenergy.com/get-natural-gas
(Select Henderson as your closest location)

Natural Gas Line Installation

The Engineering Firm PSNC contracted with will be meeting with on site installation contractors to cover the environmental needs during construction the week of July 2nd.  Assuming all goes well with weather, etc, construction will begin that week with the gas main install.  The goal is to have the gas infrastructure installed throughout the community.  No gas connections will take place at this time but it will allow us to move forward on our paving project.

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