After almost twenty years of valiant attempts to establish a One-Call service in Manitoba, the wait is over. Manitoba Click Before You Dig launches tomorrow - June 19, 2013.
Although the service has been designed to predominantly receive web-based locate requests, it can also receive phone-in requests. "From the Contact Centre's perspective, we are seeing a tremendous shift to online locate requests" provides Sher Kirk, the Chair of the Canadian One-Call Centres Committee and Assistant Operations Manager with Alberta One-Call.
"One of the CCGA's four damage prevention goals of national interest is to realize One-Call system access across Canada", explains Mike Sullivan, the Executive Director of the CCGA and President of Alberta One-Call Corporation. "We are honoured to offer Alberta's services to Manitoba. At the end of the day, it was simply the right thing to do".
The service goes live at midnight June 19, 2013 - www.ClickBeforeYouDigMB.com