Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Work at Piperton Gate Station May Release Gas Odor

Our crews are working on a gas main at the Piperton Gate Station, 455 Mann Dr. which could result in the release of the odorant, mercaptan, into the air, through this afternoon.  Mercaptan is the additive that gives natural gas its smell.
The work involves cutting out a section of 24" gas main that is in close proximity to the area where mercaptan is injected into the gas main. As a result, some mercaptan could be released and, depending on the wind flow, residents could smell gas and suspect gas leaks.
If a gas leak is suspected, customers should call (901) 528-4465 to report it.

This sectional cutting work is expected to be completed by the afternoon of Wednesday, February 22. The work at Piperton Gate will be ongoing until about the middle of March.  

Friday, February 10, 2017

Water Valve Work at Lamar/ Winchester Intersection on Feb. 12

Our crews will be re-routing traffic at the Lamar Avenue/Winchester Road intersection on the evening of February 12 in order to re-locate a water valve on Lamar.
Traffic control will begin late afternoon on February 12; the re-location is expected to start around 10 p.m. and continue until 6 a.m. on February 13.
The following lane closures will occur at the Lamar/Winchester intersection: double left westbound on Winchester towards Lamar; double left eastbound on Winchester towards Lamar; single left northbound on Lamar towards Winchester; and single left southbound on Lamar towards Winchester.

If inclement weather occurs, the project will be moved to Sunday, February 19.  

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Excel TSD to perform operations involving mercaptan

Public may smell a sulfuric odor Feb. 9, 2017
Excel TSD, a waste management and environmental services company located on President’s Island, will be performing an operational process that utilizes mercaptan on Feb. 9, 2017 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
Mercaptan is the same chemical odorant that MLGW adds to natural gas to give it the rotten egg/sulfur smell so it can be easily detected.  Mercaptan by itself is a harmless, pungent-smelling gas but it is not natural gas.

Depending on the wind/weather conditions, residents and businesses in various areas could smell this strong, sulfuric odor on this date.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Gas Maintenance Work on Section of Poplar Ave.

Our crews will be completing gas maintenance work in the eastbound lanes of Poplar Avenue between Estate Drive and South Yates Road today.

The maintenance work is expected to complete later this evening. Please use alternate routes to lessen traffic congestion in the area. 

Monday, January 23, 2017

Memphis Grizzlies’ Zach Randolph Donating $20,000 to Plus-1

Makes Seventh Donation to Families in Crisis

Zach Randolph of the Memphis Grizzlies will donate $20,000 to Plus-1 on Monday, January 23.

A check presentation is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. at Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA), 910 Vance Ave. After the presentation, Randolph will visit two families who will receive Plus-1 funds.

Plus-1 is a program administered by MIFA to pay utility services for people in need. MLGW customers fund the program through one-time donations or by adding a dollar or more to their utility bill each month.

Since its inception in 1982, Plus-1 has provided millions of dollars in assistance to families in crisis in Memphis and Shelby County.

Friday, January 13, 2017

MLGW to Perform Fire Flow Tests in Arlington

Public may see pressure variations, discolored water

We will be conducting “fire flow tests” on the water system in Arlington Friday, January 13. The tests are requested by the I.S.O. (Insurance Services Office) for part of its Fire Suppression Ratings, which demonstrate the strength of the water system and its ability to fight fires in the city.
The tests will occur at fire hydrants at various locations in Arlington, starting around 9 a.m.. Each test could last five to 10 minutes.
Residents will see wet streets/areas. Drivers should drive around—not through—the water flows.  Depending on location, there could be water pressure fluctuations, and in some cases, water discoloration.  Any customer who does experience water discoloration, should flush their pipes by opening the faucet farthest from their water meter until the water becomes clear.

If not completed Friday, some testing could also occur Tuesday, January 17.
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