Customers have been asking about who they all needed to contact for “Call Before You Dig”. Call Before You Dig is a program subscribed to by local utility companies which sometimes bury cable into the ground to verify for property owners that there are no underground cables or lines running under an intended building site.
The best site we’ve found for Call Before You Dig information in Manitoba is http://www.callb4udig.mb.ca/index.html.
Whether you are in Winnipeg, Brandon, Steinbach, etc. this site lists every company you should contact. Just click on “Who To Call” and then “Choose Your Location”.
Please remember to always Call Before You Dig, not only could you do damage to costly underground cables or lines but you could put yourself and others in significant physical danger. Also note that even shallow digging could be an issue, for example, in some of Winnipeg’s older areas of town, cables can run only 4 inches from ground-level!