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public utility

n.
A private business organization, subject to governmental regulation, that provides an essential commodity or service, such as water, electricity, transportation, or communication, to the public.

public utility

n
(Commerce) an enterprise concerned with the provision to the public of essentials, such as electricity or water. Also called (US): public-service corporation

pub′lic util′ity


n.
a business enterprise, as a gas company, performing an essential public service and regulated by the federal, state, or local government.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.public utility - a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation
service - a company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation
phone company, phone service, telco, telephone company, telephone service - a public utility that provides telephone service
electric company, light company, power company, power service - a public utility that provides electricity
water company, waterworks - a public utility that provides water
gas company, gas service - a public utility that provides gas
bus company, bus service - a public utility providing local transportation
Translations

public utility

nservizio pubblico
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He happened to be engaged in work of public utility, but he was not willing to become what is called a public man.
In the confidence that our fellow-townsmen have not lost that high appreciation of public utility and private worth, for which they have long been so pre-eminently distinguished, we predict that this charming actress will be greeted with a bumper.' 'To Correspondents.--J.S.
Currently, Garin said, the operation of public utility is subject to the 60-40 rule under the Constitution.
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Under Villafuerte's proposal, the term "public utility" shall refer only to transmission of electricity, distribution of electricity, and waterworks and sewerage systems.
For example, the United States tends to establish an independent public utility institution in order to improve the regulation of utilities.
According to Poe, the 1987 Philippine Constitution restricts operation of a public utility to companies whose ownership is at least 60% Filipino-owned.
'When we look at driver's training modules, we do not only look at their skills but they also have to look at their responsibility as public utility drivers,' Delgra said.
Article 1 declares as a public utility project the 'project of completing the remaining part of Al Ja'iz Street track (Al Nakheel Street), starting from the existing section of the street till Ghail al Shubool roundabout in the wilayat of Sohar', as specified in the memo and diagram attached to this Decree.
President Uhuru supported the ongoing demolition of structures illegally erected on riparian and public utility land saying this is part of the proactive efforts by his administration to decisively deal with runaway corruption in the country.
These are --$514.6 million senior lien public utility revenue bonds at 'AA'; and --$2.2 billion subordinate lien public utility revenue and refunding bonds at 'AA-'.
The Center further stated that it would consider the request of the Telangana state government for reduction of GST on the Public Utility projects and will take appropriate decision.

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