MLGW issues boil water advisory for all customers – FOX13 News Memphis

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MEMPHIS, Tennessee — Memphis, Light Gas and Water has issued a precautionary boiling water advisory due to freezing weather and power outages.

MLGW has experienced multiple water outages and water production issues that have resulted in significant pressure reductions in drinking water systems in southeastern and northern Shelby counties.

As a precautionary measure, MLGW is asking all guests to boil water before drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes or preparing food until further notice. I’m here.

Tap water is safe for bathing and showering, but don’t get it in your mouth.

Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.

Bacteria can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and associated headaches.

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MLGW is performing the following actions:

1. Increase output at the pumping station to try to build and maintain pressure

2. The crew is repairing a known water main break.Currently 5 major breaks are known

3. Other crew members are working to detect breaks along water mains or distribution systems.

4. Ask the owner of the vacant commercial property to check for leaks

At this time, MLGW does not have an estimated restoration time to restore low water pressure or any outages.

Customers can call MLGW’s 24-hour emergency number 528-4465 if they see water coming from the ground or if water is coming from their home or business.

Business owners should check their water and irrigation systems to make sure they are not bursting.

Customers should also call 528-4465 to report a power outage or gas leak.

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