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Gas Odor in the Air on Wednesday, September 20
September 19, 2023

MLGW will perform routine gas maintenance at 9645 Winchester Road, west of S. Houston Levee, on Wednesday, September 20.

An odor of gas will be in the air as part of this work.

This routine work should start around 7:30 a.m. and could take up to 90 minutes to complete.

The public in the surrounding area may smell mercaptan in the air. Mercaptan is the chemical odorant that MLGW adds to 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 the vicinity could smell this strong, sulfuric odor during the morning.

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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