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MLGW Reports Rising Water Pressure, Urges Residents to Stop Dripping Faucets

As of January 21, 2024, Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) has reported a significant increase in water pressure across its system, marking a positive turn following the recent severe weather conditions that led to a city-wide boil water advisory.

In light of the improving conditions and forecasted temperatures above freezing, MLGW is requesting residents to stop dripping water from faucets. This action is crucial as it aids in conserving approximately 10 million gallons of water, essential for maintaining and raising the water pressure. Once the pressure reaches 20 psi (pounds per square inch), MLGW will proceed with testing water samples, with hopes of lifting the boil water advisory later this week.

Repair and Restoration Efforts

MLGW crews have been actively working to repair the system, successfully fixing more than 41 water mains and at least 4,000 water pipes leading to customer homes and businesses. However, as temperatures rise, more leaks are expected to surface. MLGW has clarified that they are responsible for repairs up to the meter, while property owners must address leaks starting at their property line.

Guidance for Residents with Water Leaks

With the weather warming up, residents may notice water leaks within their homes. Those experiencing leaks should shut off their water service using the main valve in their homes. If unable to do so, residents can contact MLGW at 544-6549 for assistance in shutting off water at the street.

MLGW continues to prioritize the safety and well-being of Memphis and Shelby County residents. The utility has been a vital part of the community since 1939, offering low-rate utility services and actively engaging in local prosperity initiatives.

For the latest updates and more information, residents are encouraged to visit lhttp://mlgw.com.

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