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Gas Odor in the Air at Four Locations on Monday, March 22
March 19, 2021

MLGW will perform routine maintenance involving mercaptan at four natural gas facilities on Monday, March 22:

· Germantown Gate Station

· Collierville Gate Station

· Airways Gate Station

· Weaver Gate Station

This routine work will begin at 10 a.m. and last throughout the day. If we are unable to complete the work on Monday, crews will complete the work on Tuesday morning.

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 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 429,000 customers in Memphis and Shelby County.

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