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Code Enforcement inspections needed for some MLGW Millington customers
May 3, 2010
(May 3, 2010) - The flooding experienced by approximately 700 MLGW customers in Millington has created damages that require successful inspection by Millington Code Inspection before power can safely be restored. Customers within the boundaries of Big Creek, Highway 51, Navy Road, and Raleigh-Millington can call Millington Code Enforcement at (901) 872-3410 in order to request an inspection. MLGW can restore power to these customers once the property has passed inspection.

While the number of electric outages during this weekend’s severe weather remained relatively low, flooding was an issue for a number of customers in Shelby County, especially Millington. To ensure customer safety, MLGW de-energized an area of Millington on Saturday by request of the Millington Fire Department.

MLGW restored power to about 40,000 of its customers over the weekend, with no more than about 9,800 customers out at any one time. In addition, the storm had no affect on the MLGW drinking water system. All 10 MLGW drinking water pumping stations maintained full operations without interruption.

MLGW is the largest three-service public power utility in the nation, serving more than 429,000 customers in Memphis and Shelby County. An April 2010 survey showed that MLGW has the second lowest combined (electric, natural gas, water and wastewater) residential rates out of 50 major U.S. cities.