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 United States Environmental Justice Fund would be used to improve the infrastructure of water service lines that service residential, school and daycare areas in order to prevent lead contamination. Caitlin Conant, CBS News, "2020 Daily Trail Markers: Joe Biden looks to temper expectations," 3 Sep. 2019 The exact number of lead service lines is estimated at 7 to 11 million - more than 50,000 miles of lead pipes. Maura C. Allaire, The Conversation, "How to address America’s lead crisis and provide safe drinking water for all," 3 Sep. 2019 Earlier this month, Paradise was able to restore water quality in most of its water mains and has been focused on testing and restoring water quality in every customer’s service line. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Helix, Padre Dam water district workers back from Paradise," 27 Aug. 2019 Earlier on Monday, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., announced a $120 million loan for Newark to expedite the replacement of 18,000 lead service lines that are causing lead to leach into the water. oregonlive, "MTV VMAs 2019: Protesters descend on N.J. city, seeking clean water," 26 Aug. 2019 The researchers also found that lead levels in tap water could spike for months — or even years — if service lines had been disturbed by street work or plumbing repairs, including the installation of water meters. Michael Hawthorne,, "Lightfoot pauses water meter installations after city finds spikes of brain-damaging lead in homes," 9 July 2019 The new round of financing, organized through Essex County, also removes any financial burden to homeowners for replacing the lead service lines in the city. Nick Corasaniti, New York Times, "Newark Water Crisis: Racing to Replace Lead Pipes in Under 3 Years," 26 Aug. 2019 Workers later confirmed the break was to a ¾-inch steel service line. Teri Figueroa, Los Angeles Times, "San Diego Zoo will remain closed Thursday as crews repair broken gas line," 22 Aug. 2019 In many Cleveland neighborhoods, more than 30%, and as many as 90%, of city service lines could contain lead. Rachel Dissell,, "Cleveland landlords have questions about lead-safe legislation’s fairness, feasibility. Here are some answers," 21 July 2019

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First Known Use of service line

1875, in the meaning defined above

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