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Maintenance at MLGW’s Morton Water Pumping Station
November 12, 2021

Some customers may experience rusty water or water pressure changes

Beginning Monday, November 15, MLGW water crews will complete a portion of the project improvement work at the Morton Pumping Station. This is part of our Five-Year Infrastructure Improvement Plan. The work will take approximately one week and will require the shutdown of MLGW's Morton Pumping Station.

Morton Station mainly serves customers in Frayser, Raleigh and North Shelby County. MLGW will utilize other pumping stations to deliver water to customers normally served by this pumping station.

Customers should not see a change in their water service. However, due to the change in water flow throughout MLGW’s system, some customers may experience pressure changes or discolored or rusty water during this time. Rusty water occurs from sediment in the pipes or rust from the inside walls of the water mains. The rust can be temporarily disturbed and become suspended in water. While rusty water is not a health threat, customers experiencing it are encouraged to avoid washing clothes to prevent staining.

For customers experiencing rusty water:

Turn on all faucets in your home and let them run for 5-10 minutes until the water clears.

If the discolored water persists, call MLGW at 544-6549

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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