public utility

Definition of "public utility"
  1. An organization, often privately owned, that provides essential services like electricity, gas, water, or transportation to the general public and is regulated by government entities because of its monopoly rights
How to use "public utility" in a sentence
  1. The state commission regulates the rates charged by the public utility.
  2. The public utility was fined for not providing reliable electricity service to all its customers.
  3. When the public utility announced a rate increase, citizens expressed their frustration.

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