Definition of public utility in English:

public utility

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  • An organization supplying the community with electricity, gas, water, or sewerage.
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    • Health care provision and other public utilities such as water and electricity have been cut or privatised.
    • If this is the case, why don't public utilities vary water rates with supplies?
    • Just weeks after the corporate flag had been raised over what had been a public utility, water rates were hiked up massively.

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