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MLGW Holds Gas Safety Awareness Day April 8 at Lowe’s Stores, Part of National Safe Digging Month
April 5, 2016

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 Month observed across the country and in Tennessee in April.

On MLGW’s Natural Gas Safety Awareness Day, April 8, the Division’s Gas Engineering employees and volunteers will staff display tables at several Lowe’s locations to provide information and brochures on natural gas safety, which is especially relevant in the springtime. That’s when many homeowners and contractors begin spring digging, excavating, landscaping and gardening, as well as home and business construction projects. There will also be information available to Lowe’s visitors about Tennessee One Call, the national 811 safe digging hotline and the “Call 811 Before You Dig” law.

Additional information includes:

  • Damage prevention awareness
  • Leak recognition and response
  • Awareness of natural gas hazards and accident/damage prevention measures
  • Pipeline purpose and reliability
  • Transmission pipeline awareness, rights of way and pipeline markers

Below is a list of participating Lowe’s locations:

  • 430 Germantown Parkway, Cordova, TN
  • 585 N. Perkins Road, Memphis, TN
  • 8490 Highway 51 North, Millington, TN
  • 8300 Highway 64, Bartlett, TN
  • 425 New Byhalia Road, Collierville, TN
  • 7895 Winchester Road, Memphis, TN

For more information about Tennessee One Call, visit More natural gas safety information can be found on MLGW’s website at