The city’s utility, which serves 257,000 customers in Memphis and much of Shelby County, issued the boil-water notice Thursday evening as a precaution, because of low water pressure and water main breaks that could potentially allow bacteria in.
However, MLGW’s CEO said they have no indication that there are currently any contaminants in the water system. They will continue to test.
The utility is also asking customers to conserve water through noon Monday, at least.
This week, temperatures in the Memphis area reached near zero several nights, causing water pipes in homes and under streets to burst. The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency said Friday night that four weather-related fatalities had been confirmed in Shelby County.