service area


chiefly British
: an area next to a highway where people can stop to rest, use the bathroom, get food, etc.

Examples of service area in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To be eligible, students must live or go to school within the Vista Irrigation District’s service area, which includes Vista, parts of San Marcos, Escondido, Oceanside and unincorporated areas of the county of San Diego. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Feb. 2024 About 450,000 acre-feet of wastewater is now recycled in Metropolitan’s service area, an amount equivalent to the water use of about 1.3 million households. Ian James, Los Angeles Times, 17 Dec. 2023 This month, lawmakers introduced a new bill that would require service area restaurants along the Thruway to open seven days a week. Andrew Keh, New York Times, 30 Dec. 2023 Through the project, 23 of service area restaurant buildings will be rebuilt, with significant renovations on the remaining four. Maysoon Khan, Fortune, 22 Dec. 2023 Advertisement The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power reported power outages throughout its service area on Sunday affecting more than 2,500 customers, according to its website. Colleen Shalby, Los Angeles Times, 7 Jan. 2024 The city wanted to have shuttles running by the fall of 2022, but project cost increases and finalizing details such as determining a service area and the hours of operations caused delays, according to city staff. Tammy Murga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Sep. 2023 Ellen Samples, the library system's director of programming, said private schools and public charter schools in the system's service area have also participated in the technology card program. Cynthia Howell,, 3 Dec. 2023 Overall, the utility said that 453 customers across its service area were without power as of Thursday. Mike Nolan, Chicago Tribune, 6 July 2023 See More

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“Service area.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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