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The public may smell rotten eggs/sulfur due to natural gas odorant MLGW will perform maintenance at its Gas Gate Station near Weaver Road south of Holmes Road today. Work began this morning and will last until 5 p.m. The public in the surrounding areas may smell the mercaptan in the air. Merc
Street to reopen August 30 Memphis Light, Gas and Water gas crews will continue installation of a gas main on Mississippi Boulevard from Race Street to East McLemore Avenue. The road is now set to reopen on August, 30. The installation will cause the closure of Mississippi Boulevard from East
Memphis Light, Gas and Water gas crews will install a gas main on Mississippi Boulevard from Race Street to East McLemore Avenue. The installation will cause the closure of Mississippi Boulevard from East McLemore to Grace Place. The work will take place Wednesday, August 21 through Friday, Augu
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administrati
East Raines down to one lane for three weeks MLGW gas crews will reduce the roadway on East Raines to perform maintenance. Crews are replacing two 6-inch valves on the west side of South Mendenhall. This will affect travel on East Raines near South Mendenhall for approximately three weeks throug
Nearly 20,000 customers impacted Memphis Light Gas and Water has completed restoration after nearly 20,000 customers in Memphis and Shelby County were impacted by outages as a result of a storm that moved through late Tuesday night.   MLGW is the largest three-service public power utili
Full restoration expected today Nearly 20,000 customers in Memphis and Shelby County were impacted by outages as a result of high winds and lightning that moved through late Tuesday night. Less than 100 customers remain without power. MLGW expects full restoration by Thursday afternoon. Im
“Your Power, Your Voice” is from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Hollywood Community Center Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division invites customers to an open discussion about how MLGW is planning to ensure reliable electricity and low rates by reviewing our power supply options. The utility i
The PSAT will provide input on MLGW’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division’s Power Supply Advisory Team (PSAT) will meet for the fourth time on Wednesday, August 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church - Broad (2835 Broad Ave.). The 21 mem
Reminding customers to always call Tennessee811 hotline before digging BOOM! It’s not a sound you want to hear in your neighborhood. But natural gas explosions have been in the news too much lately, and people have died in Durham, NC, in Newfield, NJ, in Riverside, CA. National Call 811 Da
In an effort to promote the importance of reducing the spread of germs in schools year-round, Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division announces the “Schools In, Germs Out" Campaign – Powered by MLGW. From August 12 through September 13, the Division will collect donations of alcoh
Street to reopen Monday, August 12 MLGW crews are currently working on a water main break near 1232 N. Second. Second Street will be closed between N. Seventh and Marble until Monday, August 12 for full street repairs.   MLGW is the largest three-service public power utility in the na
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administrati
Memphis continues its commitment to low rates and great value. Memphis Light, Gas and Water recently completed its annual Comparative Rates Survey comparing Memphis’ combined electric, gas and water utility rates with other comparable cities around the U.S. and select cities abroad. MLGW&rsqu
To better serve our customers and protect them from being billed for 35 days or more of service, MLGW will read meters Saturday, August 3, 2019. Meters are typically read once per month on a weekday; occasionally the utility reads meters on Saturdays.  For more information, go to mlgw.co
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division customers are receiving automated scam calls from a 1-800 phone number requesting customers to call back and make payment to avoid their services being cut off.   While MLGW mails cut-off notices to customers and uses auto-dialers alerting them that pay
The largest three-service municipal utility system in the nation, MLGW delivers electricity, natural gas and water throughout Memphis and Shelby County. Each year we strive to not only deliver the best possible price, but also the highest quality service. We surveyed 40 cities, including many that
(July 22, 2019) MLGW has selected Siemens Industry Incorporated as the consultant for MLGW’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). Following a rigorous bidding and evaluation process and receiving MLGW Board approval, the Memphis City Council unanimously approved the selection. Siemens is a glo
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administrati
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division is reaching out to Spanish-speaking customers for this month’s Power Hour meeting. The meeting is set for 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 23 at St. Anne Catholic Church, 706 S. Highland St. The presentation will be available in English and Spanish.  Power H
Decisions made on the other side of the world affect the people of Memphis today and will affect future generations. Learn how and what you can do to ensure a better future for our children and our children's children at the American Association of Blacks in Energy’s (AABE) "Energy M
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administrati
Work begins Monday, June 24 and ends Friday, June 28 In conjunction with the City of Memphis Sewer project, MLGW will be relocating a natural gas transmission main near 6855 Appling Farms Parkway, approximately 350 feet east of Whitten Road beginning Monday, June 24. Appling Farms Parkway wil
Fewer than 11,000 currently without power    (June 20, 2019, 6 p.m.) – Nearly 40,000 customers in Memphis and Shelby County experienced outages as a result of a storm producing wind gusts up to 67 mph that moved through late Wednesday night. Significant damage was caused by trees
Memphis Light, Gas and Water has canceled its Open House and Power Hour event, scheduled for this evening from 5-7 p.m. at the MLGW Administration Building, 220 S. Main, to focus on power restoration efforts.  The event will be rescheduled for a later date.  
Fewer than 18,000 currently without power    Nearly 40,000 customers in Memphis and Shelby County experienced outages as a result of the storm that moved through late Wednesday night.  Fewer than 18,000 customers are still without power.  Outages are widespread throughout She
Memphis Light, Gas and Water invites customers to its Administration Building, 220 S. Main St. on Thursday, June 20 for Power Hour. Parking in the Beale Street Landing garage, 246 S. Front Street is free of charge with an MLGW-validated ticket stub. From 5 – 6 p.m., utility employe
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administrati
MLGW reached a milestone with funds from the Share the Pennies program. Since MLGW kicked off its newly expanded weatherization program in 2018, more than $1 million has been collected. “As Memphis celebrates its 200th birthday, we’re grateful to be celebrating the work completed on
MLGW’s Morton Water Pumping Station is back online following maintenance. Morton Water Pumping Station is located at 3150 Hawkins Mills and provides service to customers in Raleigh and northern Shelby County.    MLGW is the largest three-service public power utility in the na
The PSAT will provide input on MLGW’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) MLGW’s Power Supply Advisory Team (PSAT) will meet for the third time on Thursday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Avenue.  Sue Kelly, American Public Powe
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administrati
Road closed between New Allen and Point Church for approximately four days MLGW will close Hawkins Mill Road to local traffic between New Allen and Point Church beginning this afternoon due to a water main break on Hawkins Mill, west of New Allen. Motorists can use Egypt Central as an alternate
Some customers who pay their bills online as a ATM/Debit Card payment method may have received a message that says “The transaction has been declined. Please contact customer service for assistance." If you received this message, you will need to change your payment method to be proce
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division offices will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. Normal business operations will resume Tuesday, May 28.   MLGW is the largest three-service public power utility in the nation, serving more than 431,000 customers in Memphis and Shelby
Power has been restored to Memphis Light, Gas and Water customers affected by the May 18 storm.  Damaging wind and heavy rain lead to downed trees and utility poles. MLGW recorded 40,575 power interruptions as a result of the severe weather with 27,000 customers impacted.   Division
1,092 currently without power - Full restoration expected Tuesday (May 20, 2019-11:30 a.m.) – Power has been restored to the majority of MLGW customers who were affected by severe weather Saturday. There are still trees, wires and poles down throughout Memphis and Shelby County.  T
4,254 currently without power - Full restoration expected Tuesday (May 19, 2019-6 p.m.) – Power has been restored to the majority of MLGW customers who were affected by severe weather Saturday. There are trees, wires and poles down throughout Memphis and Shelby County. 40,575 customer i
12,730 currently without power - Full restoration expected Tuesday Heavy rain and 59 mph winds moved into the Memphis and Shelby County area shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday evening knocking down utility poles and toppling trees, resulting in outages. Severe weather continued throughout the night.
More than 15,000 without power during height of storm
The hearing is expected to last one or two weeks In 2014, the State of Mississippi filed suit in the U.S. Supreme Court against the City of Memphis, Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division, and the State of Tennessee over the rights of the respective states to groundwater in the Memphis Sand Aqu
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administrati
The PSAT will provide input on MLGW’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) MLGW’s Power Supply Advisory Team (PSAT) will meet for the second time on Thursday, May 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Whitehaven Community Center, 4318 Graceland Dr.  John Thomas, Chief Financial Officer
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division hosts its next Power Hour meeting at the Raleigh Community Center, 3678 Powers Rd., Tuesday, May 14 at 6 p.m.  MLGW is scheduling a Power Hour meeting each month in different Memphis and Shelby County neighborhoods. Division management will discuss the
Expect delays Tuesday, May 7 to Wednesday, May 8 MLGW crews will close some lanes on Union Avenue for transformer maintenance at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. This will affect travel on Union between I-240 and Manassas starting Tuesday, May 7 and ending Wednesday, May 8. The
The Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division 2018 Water Quality Report is available on MLGW’s website. Customers can view the 2018 Water Quality Report online at mlgw.com/waterquality. The report is available in English and Spanish. Customers can also request a paper copy of the report by cal
The PSAT will provide input on MLGW’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) MLGW’s Power Supply Advisory Team (PSAT) will meet for the first time on Tuesday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at MLGW’s Administrative Building, 220 S. Main.  The meeting will focus on orientation;
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administrati
Green Dot scam alert
April 16, 2019
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division has received reports of  scammers spoofing MLGW's number to call and demand customers buy a Green Dot card or have utility service disconnected.                        While MLGW mails cut-o
MLGW Closed Good Friday
April 15, 2019
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division offices will be closed April 19 in observance of Good Friday. Normal business operations resume Monday, April 22.   MLGW is the largest three-service public power utility in the nation, serving more than 431,000 customers in Memphis and Shelby County.
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administrati
MLGW released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for an Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) to accurately determine the most viable options should the utility elect to procure electricity from sources other than TVA. MLGW has extended invitations to qualified firms to assist in developing the IRP which will i
This April marks the 12th annual National Safe Digging Month, reminding residents to always call 811 before starting any digging project. National Safe Digging Month is formally recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate and has traditionally earned the support from nearly every sta
A portion of Pleasant Ridge Road east of the intersection of Austin Peay Highway (State Route 14) will remain closed temporarily to all traffic (24 hours a day) until April 15. MLGW crews are installing a new water main as part of the TDOT Austin Peay Highway widening project. Construction will tak
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is planning a series of public meetings which will be held around Memphis and Shelby County. The first “Power Hour” meeting will be hosted by Lindenwood Christian Church, 2400 Union Ave. on Tuesday, April 9 at 6 p.m.  Each Power Hour will address com
Public may smell a sulfuric odor this morning An MLGW gas inspector/contractor will be performing maintenance on a 12 inch landfill main in the area of Lamar north of Holmes Road. This planned work will require gas to be vented into the atmosphere to purge the gas main. This routine work will be
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division offices will be closed Thursday, April 4 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Day. Normal business operations resume Friday, April 5.   MLGW is the largest three-service public power utility in the nation, serving more than 431,000 cust
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is scheduled to start construction on four cast iron replacement projects in Midtown and Downtown starting Monday, April 1.  Neighborhoods affected are: Peabody from Kimbrough Pl. to Belvedere Blvd.; McLemore Ave. from Florida St. to Texas St.; Walker Ave. from
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administrati
MLGW and TVA are hosting six EnergySmart workshops to help customers understand and manage their energy usage, which will help lower their energy consumption. Light refreshments will be provided and attendees will receive an energy kit.  Tuesday, March 26 – 5:30 -7 p.m. Hickory Hil
Memphis Light, Gas and Water and other natural gas utilities will observe national Natural Gas Utility Workers’ Day on Monday, March 18. It’s a day when communities such as Memphis and Shelby County offer recognition and gratitude to employees who work to provide natural gas service saf
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administrati
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is wrapping up a gas main replacement project that began in 2018. This week, gas construction and maintenance crews are working at the intersection of N. Parkway and N. McLean. Work will affect the westbound lane of N. Parkway. This ends the final phase of the cast
A portion of Pleasant Ridge Road east of the intersection of Austin Peay Highway (State Route 14) will close temporarily to all traffic for up to four weeks (24 hours a day) from March 11 - April 5.   MLGW crews will install a new water main as part of the TDOT Austin Peay Highway widening
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administrati
The Memphis City Council approved an increase in water rates Tuesday night. The increase takes effect March 2019 and will be in place through February next year. MLGW customers will see their water bills increase an average of 45 cents per month.  The measure will raise roughly $2.5 million
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administrati
Memphis Light, Gas and Water has received reports of two types of scam phone calls to customers. One customer reports a scammer telling them to dial an 800 number to make payment or they would be disconnected. Upon calling the toll-free number, the customer got an automated message stating they had
MLGW launched its new website (mlgw.com) over the weekend. The website’s redesign focused on research of current market trends, various studies and customer feedback which emphasized functionality, layout and access to social media channels. Most importantly, after research showed that mor
MMemphis Light, Gas and Water will be holding several town hall meetings beginning Monday, February 11 through Friday, February 15. These meetings are open to the public and will provide customers the opportunity to receive information about power outages, infrastructure updates, and proposed rate
MLGW will repair a water leak late Wednesday night, Feb. 6, at 3381 Poplar Ave. (at Reese). MLGW will close the two right lanes going eastbound at 11 p.m. to repair the leak overnight. Lanes will re-open at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7.   MLGW is the largest three-service public power utili
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administrati
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administrati
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Memphis. Public Board of Commissioners Meetings are held at 1:00 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), at MLGW Administrati
MLGW gas crews will begin maintenance in the south bound lane of South Yates Road at Shady Grove Road starting Tuesday, Jan. 15. Work should end Friday, Jan. 18. Crews will begin maintenance at 10 p.m. and end at6 a.m. daily. MLGW crews are also installing a gas main across the west bound lan
100 Space Heaters, 100 Electric Blankets Available for Qualified Applicants  MLGW is once again teaming up with the Neighborhood Christian Centers to assist qualified low-income seniors and disabled residents of Shelby County through the Power of Warmth Program. The MLGW program provides
Memphis Light, Gas and Water is offering assistance to furloughed government employees by enacting our Hardship Policy for eligible customers.  Under this policy, furloughed employees experiencing temporary, financial hardship are able to make payment arrangements which can prevent an inter
100 Space Heaters, 100 Electric Blankets Available for Qualified Applicants  MLGW is once again teaming up with the Neighborhood Christian Centers to assist qualified low-income seniors and disabled residents of Shelby County through the Power of Warmth Program. The MLGW program provides sp