Hydro and Natural Gas
Manitoba Hydro is a Crown corporation and the province's major energy utility. From its head office in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba Hydro:
- Is one of the largest energy utilities in Canada, serving 561,869 electric customers throughout Manitoba and 274,817 natural gas customers in various communities throughout southern Manitoba
- Consistently maintains a position of being among the lowest-cost providers of business and residential electricity rates in Canada
- Exports electricity to electric utilities through participation in three wholesale markets throughout Canada and the Midwest U.S.
- Offers a wide range of energy services and programs to its customers, either directly or through its business interests
- Generates nearly all its electricity from self-renewing water power using 17 hydroelectric generating stations, primarily on the Winnipeg, Saskatchewan and Nelson rivers
Manitoba Hydro Mailing Address and Contact Numbers
PO BOX 815 STN MAIN
Canada R3C 2P4
Customer service and general inquiries: 204.360.3311
24-Hour Emergency: 204.480.5900
Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS) and Shaw Communications are the leading full-service providers of local, long distance, wireless, directory and online multimedia telecommunications services in Manitoba.
MTS Mailing Address and Contact Number
Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.
P.O. Box 6666
Customer Service: 204.225.5687
Shaw Communications Mailing Address and Contact Number
Shaw Communications Inc.
22 Scurfield Boulevard
Customer Service: 1.888.472.2222
Water and Waste
Winnipeg enjoys an abundant and cost-effective supply of some of the purest water found in North America, thanks to its ingenious Shoal Lake aqueduct, which commenced operations nearly 100 years ago.
Water and waste services are provided by the City of Winnipeg’s Water and Waste Department. This department is a large civic department consisting of three distinct utilities: water, wastewater and solid waste disposal. In addition, the department provides tax-supported services for land drainage, flood control and solid waste collection.
The department’s activities contribute to the high quality of life enjoyed in Winnipeg by protecting public health; safeguarding property and the environment; collecting and treating wastewater; managing land drainage and flood control; and providing collection, disposal and waste minimization programs and facilities for solid waste.
The City of Winnipeg’s only waste disposal site—the Brady Road Landfill—is expected to have an operational lifespan of 100 years.
For information on billing, recycling, garbage collection, water and sewer services (or related issues), contact the City of Winnipeg’s Water and Waste Department:
Phone: 311 (24 hours)