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public utility

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpublic utilityˌpublic uˈtility noun [countable]  a private company that is allowed by the government to provide important services such as gas, electricity, water etc
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public utilityOf course, Tucson Water is a public utility, and therefore is required to keep its records open to the public.In the past, public utility districts would send delinquent tenants' charges on those meters to the property owner.Then again, various public utility undertakings offer important positions to solicitors.
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