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2011 - Water Tapping Contest
Flashing back to 2011 this Friday and a water tapping contest among some of #MLGW’s most talented. Each team must tap into an iron pipe and follow steps to connect the line to a meter – all while it’s gushing water. Easier said than done! The tapping contest held in Memphis determines which team(s) go to the AWWA regionals to compete. Our fingers are crossed that this tradition comes back to Memphis Light, Gas and Water. #ServingYouIsWhatWeDo


 
Recent Flashback Fridays

2011- Severe Storms
We experienced historic, damaging storms April 2011. This Friday we flash back to April 19, 2011 when straight line winds from severe thunderstorms cut a path through North Memphis. The National Weather Service estimated wind from 60-70 mph during that storm. More than 60,000 customers lost power; 120 #MLGW and outside crews worked around the clock to restore utility service. #ServingYouIsWhatWeDo

2015- Operation Feed
This Friday we take a look back at Operation Feed 2015. The campaign is an annual fund-and-donation-raiser for the Mid-South Food Bank. Operation Feed always turns into a friendly competition between #MLGW departments to see which area can raise the most donations.  This year (2019) MLGW employees raised $43,149 for the food bank. Next year we’re aiming even higher! #ServingYouIsWhatWeDo

2015- Lineman Rodeo
#MLGW linemen took first place at the 2005 American Public Power Association’s Public Power Lineworkers’ Rodeo. Teams compete by demonstrating skills, equipment handling and safe work practices. Journeyman teams are made up of two climbers and a ground person (there can also be an alternate). Apprentices compete in other categories. MLGW took top honors in the Apprentice Category that year too. #ServingYouIsWhatWeDo

2014- AABE
Going back to a beautiful day on the greens. In 2014 the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) held its inaugural golf charity event to raise money for the group’s scholarship fund. The AABE hosts fundraisers year-round to benefit minority high school seniors who plan to major in one of the STEM fields in college. AABE members from #MLGW helped organize the tournament at Quail Ridge Golf Course in Bartlett. #ServingYouIsWhatWeDo