7-12-4133. Power to require certain utility connections. (1) The city or town council shall have power to require connections from gas pipes, water pipes, steam heating pipes, and sewers to the curb line of the adjacent property to be made before the permanent improvement of the streets whereon they are located and to regulate the making of such connections on the already improved streets or on unimproved streets.
(2) (a) In case the owners of the property on such streets shall fail to make such connections within the time fixed by the council, the council may cause such connections to be made and shall assess against the property in front of which said connections are made the entire cost and expense thereof.
(b) All assessments levied under the provisions of this section shall be enforced and collected in the same manner as other special assessments provided for in part 44 of chapter 6 and amendments thereof. All such assessments shall be a lien against the property.