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MLGW to Perform Maintenance Involving Mercaptan
June 21, 2018

Public may smell a sulfuric odor in the air

MLGW will be performing routine maintenance at two locations  today involving mercaptan: Ridgeway, just north of Bill Morris Pkwy that began around 8 a.m.; and Outland Rd, just north of E. Raines beginning around 10 a.m. Both projects could last up to two hours from their start times.

Mercaptan is a strong chemical odorant that MLGW adds to natural gas to give it the rotten egg/sulfur smell. This is a routine planned maintenance and does not pose a threat to those in close proximity of the work locations, however the surrounding areas may smell a sulfuric odor in the air throughout the day.

MLGW is the largest three-service public power utility in the nation, serving more than 431,000 customers in Memphis and Shelby County