July 2018, Vol. 245, No. 7


Memphis Utility Makes Big Inroads in 30-Year Replacement Plan

By Michael Reed, Managing Editor As the largest three-service municipal utility in the United States, Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) faces a myriad of complicated decisions concerning the repair and maintenance of infrastructure throughout Shelby County, Tenn. A TransCanada official said the company will start building the Coastal GasLink pipeline early next year, pending a positive final investment decision (FID) on the linked LNG Canada project. Founded in 1939, among the company’s chief concerns is the safety of its gas distribution system, particularly the 330 miles of cast-iron gas mains it began replacing in 1992 as part of

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