service line


Definition of service line

: a line marked on a court in various games (such as handball or tennis) parallel to the front wall or to the net to mark a boundary of the service area or service court

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The water at GLWA’s treatment plants is tested hourly and DWSD has no lead service lines connected to any DPSCD building. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Lead in US school water “disturbing”—Detroit just shut off all fountains," 31 Aug. 2018 Flint residents were exposed to high levels of lead after the city, under control of a series of emergency managers, switched its water source in 2014 without properly treating it, allowing lead to leach from aging service lines. Kris Maher, WSJ, "EPA Report Faults Response to Flint Water Crisis," 19 July 2018 The bill would allow utilities to use money from ratepayers to give grants and loans to homeowners to help pay for replacing more than 170,000 lead service lines to their houses. Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin Senate Republicans vote to oust state's ethics and elections chiefs," 23 Jan. 2018 Affected customers will be notified in the coming weeks, but can reach out to the automaker’s customer service lines immediately to find out if their vehicles are included. Fox News, "GM recalling 41,000 trucks to fix loose brake pedals," 18 Sep. 2018 Dreama Lovett, 53, works in online grocery for a Walmart in Jacksonville, Florida, a service line targeted by the company’s virtual reality training initiative. Patrick Sisson, Vox, "In Walmart’s virtual reality simulation, Black Friday never ends," 15 Nov. 2018 That is, sections of the water service line are being replaced at the point of school entry. Georeen Tanner, Fox News, "Lead may be making Newark’s water poisonous," 17 Aug. 2018 Chicago has more lead service lines than any other American city, Vallas noted. Michael Hawthorne,, "Vallas promises lead water pipe fix, slams Emanuel for inaction," 26 June 2018 Too often, of course, things can look so great online that consumers are tempted to act first without wondering about the possibility of getting tricked by a spam email, a phony promise and some really bad customer service lines. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Amazon Prime Day: Gift cards, coupons and other scams to watch for," 14 July 2018

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First Known Use of service line

1875, in the meaning defined above

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