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MLGW Celebrates Drinking Water Week
May 9, 2024

Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division joins communities across North America in celebrating Drinking Water Week, an annual observance led by the American Water Works Association (AWWA). Taking place May 5 – 11 this year, Drinking Water Week serves to highlight the importance of safe drinking water and recognize the tireless efforts of local water professionals who ensure its availability.

This year’s Drinking Water Week celebration focuses on the human element behind safe water.

“Water professionals’ expertise and dedication form the backbone of our water systems. Their commitment to water quality standards and operational excellence contributes significantly to the health and economic prosperity of our communities,” said David LaFrance, AWWA CEO.

“We are able to enjoy the best drinking water in the world because of the commitment to quality in the Water Division,” said MLGW President and CEO Doug McGowen. “Thank you to our Water professionals for all you do for Memphis and Shelby County.


Memphis Light, Gas and Water is the largest three-service public power utility in the nation, serving the residents of Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee since 1939. MLGW consistently provides customers with rates that are amongst the lowest in the nation and stewards a water supply from artesian wells that is minimally treated. Actively engaged in promoting the prosperity of Memphis and Shelby County, MLGW supports the seven local chambers in its service area and makes doing business with local, minority- and women-owned business a priority. Deeply rooted in the community, its employees generously donate time and money in support of bettering the Greater Memphis area.

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