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MLGW performing maintenance involving mercaptan
January 11, 2022

MLGW is performing routine maintenance involving mercaptan today at three natural gas facilities near Seward Drive and Walnut Hill Way in Eads, Germantown Parkway and Bellevue Parkway in Cordova and Airways Boulevard and Stateline Road.

This routine work began at 8 a.m. and will last 4-6 hours.

The public in the surrounding areas may smell mercaptan in the air. This 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 of the three areas listed above could smell this strong sulfuric odor during the day


MLGW is the largest three-service public power utility in the nation, serving more than 437,000 customers in Memphis and Shelby County.

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