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MLGW’s water crisis came after funding for infrastructure overhaul was delayed

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 22, 2021 6:51 AM CT | Published: February 22, 2021 4:00 AM CT

When the city’s water system became a crisis last week, Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division was several months underway with a five-year $142.4 million overhaul of water system infrastructure. 

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Bill Dries

Bill Dries covers city government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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