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MLGW to distribute water to customers Tuesday
December 26, 2022
(December 26, 2022, 8 p.m.) – Memphis Light, Gas and Water is distributing water tomorrow, December 27, from 10 a.m. to noon (or whenever supplies run out) at two locations:
  • Pleasant Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 4813 Benjestown Rd.
  • Hickory Ridge Mall, 6075 Winchester Rd.

MLGW volunteers distributed 1,600 cases of bottled water Monday afternoon. All customers receiving water from MLGW are under a precautionary boil water advisory until further notice.

Memphis Light, Gas and Water initialized the Emergency Water Management Phase of the Drought Management Plan today. All customers need to limit all non-essential water uses as MLGW works to find, fix or isolate main breaks and broken water services.

All non-essential water uses such as washing cars is prohibited until further notice. All carwash facilities are being notified to cease operations effective immediately.
Residential Customers should limit water usage by:
  • Not washing vehicles
  • Washing of clothes and dishes only when necessary and by hand using a dishpan if possible
  • Not letting water run while shaving
  • Taking short showers instead of tub baths (Turning off the water flow while soaping or shampooing. If you must use a tub, close the drain before turning on the water and fill the tub only half full.)
  • Not using water to defrost frozen foods (Thaw in the refrigerator overnight instead)
  • Sweeping driveways, sidewalks, and steps rather than hosing off
Commercial and Industrial Customers should limit water usage by:
  • Not flushing out any systems unless necessary
  • Cutting back to 75% usage unless water is needed for production of goods and services
  • Any nurseries, garden centers, etc. should only use the amount of water necessary to keep plants alive.

MLGW is the largest three-service public power utility in the nation, serving more than 440,000 customers in Memphis and Shelby County.

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