Find Out What’s Below

Many Manitobans are planning to get outdoor projects done before winter.

If your project requires excavation, you need to know where underground natural gas and electrical lines are before you dig deeper than 15 cm (6 inches). Damaging an underground natural gas or electrical line can mean injuries, costly repairs, lawsuits or even fatalities.

Manitoba Hydro wants to help keep you safe. Use to request natural gas and electrical line locates (as well as many other utility locates) with one click. is free, simple to use and available 24/7. After you submit an online request, Manitoba Hydro will schedule your line locate and will mark underground natural gas and electrical lines free of charge.

Plan ahead

You must send a locate request at least three full work days before you intend to start your work. In peak project season, the wait can be as long as a week, so get your request in as early as possible. Request your line locate today at If you don’t have access to a computer, you can call 1-800-940-3447.

Prepared by Linda Carter, PHEc Public Safety & Education Coordinator, Manitoba Hydro.