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Leon Dickson Sr., owner and principal broker of BenchMark at Southwind Realtors, is joining MLGW's Board of Commissioners as its newest member on Wednesday, Dec. 21. Mayor Jim Strickland appointed Dickson to replace Darrell Cobbins who has been on the five-member governing board since 2008.
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Building
With abundant gas supplies and low gas prices, MLGW customers can expect low average winter heating bills this season. For the next three months, weather forecasters are predicting above normal winter temperatures. Based on current gas prices and consumption, residents can expect an average mont
MLGW will close all east/west bound travel lanes on SR-385/Bill Morris Parkway, just east of the I-240 Interchange on Sunday, Dec.11, beginning at 6:30 a.m. These lane closures are needed to perform maintenance on the overhead electric lines crossing the roadway and will occur intermittently&nbs
MLGW meter readers will be visiting some homes to perform readings this Sat., Dec. 10. Meter readings are generally recorded on weekdays. However, to prevent excessively long billing cycles, scheduling occasionally necessitates weekend readings. Some customers can expect to see meter readers thi
In the spirit of comfort and joy throughout the holiday season, MLGW's Holiday Bill Break begins on Dec. 15. The Holiday Bill Break, now in its sixth consecutive year, ensures that no residential customers are cut off from December 15 to January 14 if they have an unpaid balance of $399.99 or l
WHAT: Memphis Light, Gas and Water’s Supplier Diversity department hosts its 18th Annual Flame and Spark Awards, which acknowledges minority and women-owned business enterprises and locally-owned small businesses(MWBE/LSBs) and their successful working relationship with MLGW. MLGW will cel
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Building
Latasha Peeples and her grandmother Addie Mitchell once received utility assistance from the Plus-1 program, now they are lending their voices to encourage others to give to the program. Latasha and her grandmother will be featured in a series of public service announcements on television, radio an
MLGW Teams Up with Local Lowe’s Stores for Gas Safety Awareness Campaign Memphis Light, Gas and Water and Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores in Shelby County are teaming up to promote natural gas safety awareness, gas leak detection and response, gas appliance safety, pipeline safety &nb
Residents may smell gas odor Wednesday Memphis Light, Gas and Water workers are clearing gas mains Wed., Nov. 16 in southwest Memphis. During this process, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., residents and businesses in the neighborhoods bordered by Crump and South Third, Preston and South Parkway and Luc
NOTE DATE CHANGE: Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Adm
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division will continue work on a portion of Shady Grove Road each night through Nov. 5 for pipe installation on the bridge.    From 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. each night, Shady Grove will be closed to through traffic from South Yates Road to Br
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Building
U.S. Senator for Tennessee, Lamar Alexander; U.S. Representative for Tennessee’s 9th Congressional District, Steve Cohen; and Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner (FERC), Colette D. Honorable, Esq., will be a few of the speakers at the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) TN Chap
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Building
MLGW will begin a planned, temporary shut-down of its Mallory Water Pumping Station on Oct. 3. This temporary shutdown, expected to last until April 30, 2017, is required to perform necessary maintenance and will ultimately result in a more reliable water system. Mallory Pumping Station serves c
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Building
WHAT: Memphis Light, Gas and Water's Junior Engineer/Professional Engineer program (JEPE) and the Tennessee Valley Authority are hosting a FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics exhibit. FIRST participation encourages students to pursue education and careers
2016 Art Contest
September 22, 2016
The 2016 Emergency Preparedness Art Contest for  Kindergarten – Senior High Students 2016 Poster   Memphis Light, Gas and Water’s Emergency Preparedness Art Contest is designed to give all students residing within the MLGW service areas of Shelby County the opport
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Building
Memphis Light, Gas and Water's Green Initiative Reports provide a summary of "green initiatives" - those customer programs and internal activities designed to increase energy efficiency and environmental awareness, reduce energy waste and improve air quality through lower power genera
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Building
MLGW is warning customers about a new telephone payment scam involving caller ID spoofing and Green Dot cards. Thieves call demanding bill payment and spoof MLGW’s facility telephone numbers, so it appears the call originates from a MLGW Call Center. Some businesses reported their caller ID d
Once, again, Memphis Light, Gas and Water bonds have been recognized by the market as an excellent investment. After a process of several months to develop and approve the sale of bonds, MLGW issued $110 million in bonds on Aug. 16 with record low interest rates of 2.459 percent for each of the
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Building
Encouraging customers to call Tennessee811 hotline before digging Some numbers you know by heart. 811 should be one of them. National 811 Day occurs on August 11 (8/11) and reminds the public that calling before you or your contractor start to dig prevents damage to underground utilities such as
For the month of August, Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division is relaxing its deferred billing rules to further assist customers, with high bills, to avoid being disconnected. To be eligible for the relaxed rules, the bill has to be at least $250; customers must pay 25 percent of the amount owe
To ensure gas appliance safety, MLGW offers Pilot Safety Inspections through February 28, 2017. Customers are encouraged to begin scheduling appointments on August 8. Inspection appointments during the month of September are free. After September 30, inspections incur a $54 fee which covers up to t
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Building
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division has started work on the replacement of a manhole on Monroe Ave. The work is expected to disrupt traffic between South Second and Front St. off and on throughout the month of August. The work will take place in front of 73 Monroe. Other directly-affected addr
Temporary Repairs to Substation 68 Complete MLGW has completed partial restoration to Substation 68. As a result of the restoration, customers served from Substation 68, which includes Arlington, Lakeland and a portion of Bartlett, can resume normal electric consumption between the hours of 3:00
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division welcomed Mitch Graves as the newest member of its Board of Commissioners. Graves was appointed by Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland and approved by the Memphis City Council. Graves is president and CEO of HealthChoice, a physician hospital organization which serv
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Building
Focal point remains Arlington and Lakeland The forecasted extreme temperatures for next week increase the likelihood of rolling blackouts during the peak hours of 3 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. in Arlington, Lakeland and surrounding areas that are impacted by the loss of service from Substation 68. Rolli
Voluntary curtailments will minimize the need for mandatory rolling blackouts. Local weather forecasts show temperatures rising to 100 degrees next week, increasing the likelihood of blackouts, lasting about four hours, in Arlington, Lakeland and surrounding areas served by Substation 68, which
MLGW workers begin extensive repairs to Substation 68, located at 10600 Highway 70 (Arlington area) that was damaged by fire in the early morning hours on July 11. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, and it could take up to six months to fully repair all damage. All customers who we
With the help of 20 Memphis Business Academy students and Clean Memphis organizers, Memphis Light, Gas and Water is replanting a power line right of way with wildflowers and native grasses as its first linear meadow. The high school students will set out 200 seedlings of several wildflower speci
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Building
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division is providing online access to a recently-discovered 16-year-old database of early water service line records that was found in its archives. The records indicate the possible location and composition of some water service lines. Out of approximately 288,000
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Building
Full Restoration to be complete by midnight tonight. Approximately 700 customers remain without power due to storms that moved through Shelby County on Wednesday evening. MLGW predicts full restoration of services to be complete by midnight tonight. MLGW crews are working around the clock t
90 Window Air –Conditioning Units Still Available for Low-Income Seniors Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division is donating 90 window air-conditioning units to qualified low-income seniors and disabled residents of Shelby County. Neighborhood Christian Center will host a screening and ap
(June 16, 2016, 4:30 p.m.) –MLGW crews have worked to restore services to more than 48,000 customers. Close to 54,000 customers were affected by the storms that moved through Shelby County Wednesday night. 5,085 customers remain without power. Restoration of services for these customers wi
(June 16, 2016, 9 a.m.) –Close to 54,000 MLGW customers were affected by power outages caused by a storm system that moved through Shelby County about 7:40 p.m. on Wednesday. 11,353 customers remain without power. Restoration of services for these customers will be more time consuming due
2015 Annual Report
June 16, 2016
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is the nation's largest three-service municipal utility, serving nearly 421,000 customers. Since 1939, MLGW has met the utility needs of Memphis and Shelby County residents by delivering reliable and affordable electricity, natural gas and water service. Our Mi
Memphis Light, Gas and Water will host the “CNG from Sea to Shining Sea Road Rally,” presented by the American Public Gas Association and NGVAmerica, on Friday, June 3, at 3 p.m. at its public compressed natural gas (CNG) filling station at 3071 S. Center Road. The coast-to-coast tou
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division is providing online access to a recently-discovered 16-year-old database of early water service line records that was found in its archives. The records indicate the possible location and composition of some water service lines. Out of approximately 288,000
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Building
For the past four years, Memphis Light, Gas and Water has offered the lowest price for utilities among selected cities across the country. Each year, we strive to not only deliver the best possible price but also the highest quality of service. One way that we measure our operations is to see ho
How did MLGW become aware of the 16-year-old database? In our continued discussions about locating and identifying lead service lines, a staffer noted the existence of the database, which was created to digitize archival records of water service line installations. Information from the archived
Oldest record is from 1874 Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division discovered a 16-year-old database of early water service line records in its archives this week. The records indicate the possible location and composition of some water service lines. Out of approximately 288,000 water service
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Building
Performances continue May 13-14 and May 27-28 Plus-1 Jam continues on Beale Street during May to raise funds for MIFA’s Plus-1 utility assistance program. Memphis Light, Gas and Water and MIFA are partnering to celebrate Memphis Music during Memphis in May with live music on an MLGW stage
The Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division 2015 Water Quality Report is available online on MLGW’s website. Customers can view the 2015 Water Quality Report online at www.mlgw.com/waterquality. Customers can also request a paper copy of the report by calling 901-320-3950 or emailing corpcom
200 Window Air Conditioning Units Available for Low-Income Seniors Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division is donating 200 window air-conditioning units to qualified low-income seniors and disabled residents of Shelby County. Neighborhood Christian Center will host a sc
Water Quality Report 2015 Great tasting. Purified by nature. Your drinking water has a long and storied journey to your tap. Its trip begins deep underground in artesian wells. There, the water has been naturally sand-filtered, for nearly 2000 years, by an aquifer system that can go as far as
Crews working to restore customers affected by Saturday morning storms (May 1, 2016-8:30 a.m.) — MLGW crews continue to make progress in the restoration efforts from Saturday morning’s storms. Overnight, the number of remaining customers without power was reduced to about 1,200 as of
Crews working to restore customers affected by Saturday morning storms (April 30, 2016-8:30 p.m.) — MLGW crews are working to restore services after storms moved through Shelby County Saturday morning. At one point, more than 26,000 customers were without power; as of 8:30 p.m., about 11,0
Crews working to restore customers affected by Saturday morning storms (April 30, 2016-3:30 p.m.) — MLGW crews are working to restore services after storms moved through Shelby County Saturday morning. At one point, more than 26,000 customers were without power; as of 3:30 p.m., fewer than
Shelby County Community Services Agency will screen for applicants for two programs Starting May 2, Shelby County Community Services Agency (CSA) will be visiting MLGW Community Offices to screen and approve applicants for two low-income utility assistance programs. CSA will visit MLGW Community
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Building
After a hiatus in 2015, Memphis Light, Gas and Water will once again celebrate Memphis Music during Memphis in May celebrations with live music on an MLGW stage on Beale Street by the Elvis statue on the north side of MLGW’s Administration Building. The music event will raise funds to help ou
The Average Total 2015-16 Winter Residential Bill Fell 30 Percent Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division customers continued to reap the benefits of low natural gas prices. The average residential natural gas bill for the winter of 2015-16 was $54.11, down 59 percent or $78.12 since peaking in 20
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Building
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is teaming up with Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores in Memphis and Shelby County today, Friday, April 8, to promote natural gas safety awareness and “Call 811 Before You Dig,” part of National Safe Digging Month in April. The Natural Gas Safety Awaren
Sales Will Help Provide Utility Assistance to Families in Crisis For $50, a patron can not only help a family in need of utility assistance but also eat, drink and watch Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, Rapper Al Kapone and others locked in a lip-sync battle at the Hard Rock Café, from 7 p.m
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Building
Memphis Light, Gas and Water will team up with Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores in Memphis and Shelby County to promote natural gas safety awareness and “Call 811 Before You Dig” on Friday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The natural gas safety day is part of National Safe Digging Mo
LipSyncPlus
March 30, 2016
Do you have what it takes to be a Lip Sync Star? You don't have to be able to sing, just act like it. Winners of our online lip-syncing contest will perform live at the Hard Rock Cafe Memphis on April 14 and compete against local celebrity lipsyncers for the Lip Sync Plus Grand Champ
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division invites local small businesses and minority- and women-owned enterprises to learn about business opportunities with the utility at the fourth annual Supplier Diversity Procurement Conference on Wednesday, March 30, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the MLGW Joyce M. Bla
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division and the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South are warning consumers and companies to be aware of fake emails. Scammers are sending fake company emails, pretending to be executives, to trick recipients into initiating unauthorized bank transfers. The spoofs
Results from a recent performance metric shows MLGW is improving its customer service, reliability, use of resources and perception in the community. The utility posted its highest annual and quarterly score in the fourth quarter 2015 Corporate Scorecard. The total corporate score increased 4.5 poi
Three winners of the 2015 Energy Awareness Month Poster Contest were recognized and rewarded for their entries at today’s MLGW Board of Commissioners meeting. MLGW’s Energy Awareness Month Poster Contest (held each October) is designed to give students throughout Shelby County the op
Memphis Light, Gas and Water will observe the first national Natural Gas Utility Workers’ Day on Friday, March 18. This is a time when communities such as ours give recognition to employees who provide a valuable asset by working to provide natural gas service safely and reliably to homes
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Building
MLGW spends $47 million with minority, women and local companies in 2015 Memphis Light Gas and Water’s Supplier Diversity program reported its highest year-end spending in the history of the program with $47 million – or 37 percent of the utility’s $127 million spend for procur
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Building
On March 1, delivery of materials will begin for the construction of a natural gas pipeline to supply a planned TVA natural gas plant in south Memphis. Traffic will likely be impacted in both directions on Airways Boulevard, south of East Shelby Drive, through most of March. The 24-inch pipel
Get Smart: Smart Meter Videos
February 11, 2016
Smart Grid is a broad term used to describe upgrades that enhance the capabilities of the electric grid.  These technology upgrades are necessary to bring new technology—and benefits like automatic outage notification and system operations monitoring—to an electric grid that was
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Build
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Build
The City of Memphis and MLGW Press Conference: 500 Cases of Bottled Water donated to Flint, Michigan. A joint effort between the City of Memphis, Memphis Light Gas and Water, FedEx and the Tri-State Defender.  
Memphis Light Gas and Water, the city of Memphis and FedEx are sending 500 cases of water to residents of Flint, Mich. who are unable to use their city’s water supply due to lead contamination. A press conference is being held at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 26, at MLGW’s Administration
The co-owner of a new restaurant in Cordova momentarily panicked. Someone claiming to be from Memphis Light, Gas and Water threatened to turn off his electricity if he didn’t pay his utility bill within 30 minutes. “It was scary,” said Giampaolo Ongaro, co-owner of the new
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administration Build
MLGW meter readers will be visiting some homes to perform readings this Saturday, Jan. 9. Meter readings are generally recorded on weekdays. However, to prevent excessively long billing cycles, scheduling occasionally necessitates weekend readings. Some customers can expect to see meter read
Memphis Energized is a half-hour television program that features important news from Memphis Light, Gas and Water. Each edition of Memphis Energized features energy-saving information, vital safety tips, utility industry news and information on customer assistance programs. MLGW is proud to pro