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Gas Odor in the Air at Brooks Road and Graves Road
September 25, 2020
On September 28, 2020, MLGW will perform maintenance on a gas main in the area of Brooks Road and Graves Road. This planned work will require natural gas to be vented into the atmosphere for one hour beginning at 7 a.m.

The public in the surrounding areas may smell mercaptan in the air. This is the chemical odorant that MLGW adds to the natural gas to give it the rotten egg/sulfur smell so it can be easily detected.

Depending on the wind/weather conditions, residents and businesses in various areas could smell this strong, sulfuric odor.
 

MLGW is the largest three-service public power utility in the nation, serving more than 429,000 customers in Memphis and Shelby County.

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