MLGW will perform routine maintenance involving mercaptan at three natural gas facilities on Wednesday, June 22:
· Germantown Gate Station (2121 N. Germantown Rd)
· Collierville Gate Station (791 S. Mount Pleasant)
· Airways Gate Station (5539 Airways Blvd)
This routine work will begin at 7 a.m. and last throughout the day. If unable to complete work on Wednesday, crews will complete the work on Thursday morning.
The public in the surrounding areas 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 of the four 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 440,000 customers in Memphis and Shelby County.